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Several MLS teams postpone matches amid players protest of racial injustice

Several MLS teams postpone matches amid players protest of racial injustice
Posted at 6:19 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 21:26:19-04

Several Major League Soccer teams postponed their matches on Wednesday amid players protest of racial injustice.

The sports world was brought to a halt after players in the NBA, MLB, and MLS boycotted their games in the wake of a Black man being shot by police over the weekend in Wisconsin.

The postponements come after the NBA's Milwaukee Brewers decided not to come out of their locker room to play the Orlando Magic in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.

MLS released a statement saying the postponed matches will be rescheduled at a later date.

The Portland Timbers decided not to play Wednesday. And in a statement, the team supported their player's decision.

The Colorado Rapids and the Real Salt Lake both took to social media to announce their matches had been postponed as players across the sports landscape stood in solidarity for racial justice.

The members of the Inter Miami and Atlanta United teams stood in solidarity before their match was also postponed, according to ESPN.

MLS also released a statement saying that they stand with the Black community throughout the country - including their players and employees amid the protests over the shooting of Blake.