Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Oct. 20, 2020

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Letter: Athletes right to sit out


I applaud the action of players in the NBA, Major League Baseball and other sports for deciding not to play their games as a peaceful protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake. There was no looting, no fires, and no shots fired except for one: a shot over the bow of sports leagues and team owners who could lose millions from this protest instead of the hundreds of small shop owners in inner cities who may lose their businesses and financial livelihoods from the destruction by “peaceful” protesters across the country.

When the protests impact the very wealthy instead of the middle class, positive results may finally happen. Will sports leagues, team owners and politicians finally listen? The protests by professional athletes may be a game changer (pun intended).

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