The NBA's decision to boycott its playoff games on Wednesday has officially sparked a movement. Teams around the country are uniting to show their support in the fight for racial equality.
Over the past 24 hours we've seen MLB games postponed, NBA postseason games indefinitely pushed back, and NFL practices canceled.
It turns out that at least one college football team will not practice as well. Earlier today, Boston College released a statement on its football program and its decision to call off practice.
"Boston College Football decided as a program not to practice today in response to the continuing racial injustices in our country," the team said in a
— BC Football (@BCFootball) August 27, 2020
">statement. "Instead of practicing, the team met together as student-athletes and coaches spoke about educating one another, maintaining dialogue to help bring our community together, and invoking change in our society."
All of this is happening in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting. He was shot seven times in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Blake didn't pass away from those gunshot wounds, but his father said he's now paralyzed from the waist down.
College and professional athletes have tried several ways to incite change. This latest "boycott" from leagues all across the country is part of athletes' plan to put an end to police brutality and social injustice.
Only time will tell if this will finally lead to major change in America.