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WNBA Players Stage Protest of Anti-BLM Senator and Team Owner Kelly Loeffler

HeadlineAug 07, 2020

In sports news, players with the Women’s National Basketball Association are urging fans to elect Georgia Senate Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock in November. Warnock is seeking to unseat Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, co-owner of the WNBA’s franchise the Atlanta Dream. On Tuesday night, several players arriving at the league’s coronavirus “bubble” in Florida were spotted wearing black T-shirts that read ”VOTE WARNOCK” in white letters.

This comes after Loeffler, a white woman and supporter of President Trump, slammed the WNBA’s racial justice initiative for the 2020 season, saying any alignment with the Black Lives Matter movement sends a message of “exclusion,” as they seek to defund the police. Loeffler claimed in a recent letter to the WNBA the players “called for the removal of Jesus from churches … and promoted violence and destruction across the country.”

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