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WNBA Players Swat Republican Senator Owner’s Thoughts on Black Lives Matter to…

by Ace Damon

Give Kelly Loeffler credit for this: the two defining stories of the past few months were the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, and she managed to create villainous ground for herself in both. In January and February, Georgia’s Republican junior senator made millions of dollars in stock trading just before the general public became aware of the extent of the health crisis – which she continued to minimize in the coming weeks – that she, by chance, profited from. thereby. . Loeffler, married to the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, was cleared of any legal impropriety, but the maneuver remains the highlight of her brief term while campaigning for a full term. (Loeffler, a named Georgia Governor Brian Kemp took office in January.)

And on Tuesday, players from across the WNBA said the more rich The US senator must leave the league. Loeffler is co-owner of the Atlanta Dream and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Monday, she sent a letter to the league contesting her plans to support the Black Lives Matter. It seemed particularly offensive to her that players wear warm-up shirts next season that say “Black Lives Matter” and “Say Her Name”, and she suggested an American flag.

The players’ responses were quick:

“I think we had a number of people who stepped forward and listened, took initiatives and took action, and we had those who haven’t yet and continue to comment and show why we’re still in this situation,” Los Angeles Sparks forwards Candace Parker said in TNT. “So I think several players in our league have expressed that there is no place in the league for them.”

The WNBA distanced itself from Loeffler in a declaration also, saying that she is not involved in the daily operations of Dream.

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