Over BLM warm-up jerseys. Sports should stay out of politics all together. Maybe the cops should just pull out of supporting these venues? Like Obama, these people are unwilling to behave like adults. Why would the coaches allow them to wear these garments? It is a shame that the audience did not walk out too. Good for the Minneapolis cops.
Four off-duty Minneapolis police officers working the Minnesota Lynx game at Target Center Saturday night walked off the job after the players held a news conference denouncing racial profiling, then wore Black Lives Matter pregame warm-up jerseys.
Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis Police Federation, the union that represents rank-and-file officers, praised them for quitting. “I commend them for it,” he said.
Kroll said the four officers also removed themselves from a list of officers working future games. He did not know who the officers were. “Others said they heard about it and they were not going to work Lynx games,” he said.
Asked if other officers will fill in for those who quit, Kroll said, “If (the players) are going to keep their stance, all officers may refuse to work there.”
The black shirts worn by the three-time W read, “Change starts with us, justice and accountability” and the names of Philando Castille and Alton Sterling on the back along with “Black Lives Matter.”
A St. Anthony police officer killed Castile in Falcon Heights and Sterling in Baton Rouge, setting off protests here and nationwide. More