Players from two NBA groups took a knee during the National Anthem Wednesday night following a day of common distress in Washington shook the nation and a choice by Kenosha investigators not to bring charges against cops associated with the shooting of Jacob Blake.
The majority of the players on the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics picked to take a knee in fortitude prior to looking against one another.
In a joint assertion, the two groups communicated their underlying aversion to play in the game given the occasions of the day however in the long run chose to do as such “to try to bring joy to people’s lives.”
“We play tonight’s game with a heavy heart after yesterday’s decision in Kenosha, and knowing that protesters in our nation’s capital are treated differently by political leaders depending on what side of certain issues they are on,” the assertion read.
“The drastic difference between the way protesters this past spring and summer were treated and the encouragement given to today’s protestors who acted illegally just shows how much more work we have to do.”
The two groups promised to keep on being vocal about what they see to be bad behaviors.
“We must not forget the injustices in our society, and we will continue to use our voices and our platform to highlight these issues and do everything we can to work for a more equal and just America.”
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