On Saturday night, approximately 48 hours after five police officers were killed and seven wounded by a Black Lives Matter supporter who wanted to “hurt white police officers,” some of the Minnesota Lynx players wore #BlackLivesMatter t-shirts with the names of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille to warm up. The shirts had “Change Starts With Us. Justice & Accountability” written on the front and “Black Lives Matter” on the back.
In response to this slap in the face to the police officers, who had nothing to do with those deaths who were still killed in retaliation for them, four off-duty police officers who were providing security for the game walked off the job.
Standing by his officers’ decision to leave the game, Lt. Bob Kroll , President of the Minneapolis Police Federation, stood by the officers wholeheartedly.
“I commend them for it.”
In addition, he added that the WNBA could see more officers refuse to work the games if players continue with this stance.
“If [the players] are going to keep their stance, all officers may refuse to work there.”
While the shirts did have the shield of the Dallas Police Department on the back, they did not send the message that #BlueLivesMatter or #AllLivesMatter. Instead, they expressed their support outright for the George Soros-funded, violent, terroristic group #BlackLivesMatter.
Remember, it was also on this night that police in St. Paul, Minnesota were under attack by Black Lives Matter terrorists. BLM armed themselves with reinforced steel and threw rocks, concrete, bricks, bottles, and live fireworks at officers.
The Lynx players reportedly will not be wearing their divisive shirts at the game against San Antonio on Tuesday night.
Do you support the officers walking out of the Lynx game?