Tonight's Blue Jays game against the Red Sox has been postponed

Aug 27 2020, 4:00 pm

After a number of Major League Baseball teams agreed to boycott their games on Wednesday, more teams are following suit.

Among other organizations, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to postpone their match scheduled for Thursday.

“The continued police brutality and social inequity demand immediate attention and focus from all of us – not only Black Americans and Canadians,” reads a joint statement from both teams.

“We fully respect the decision of our players to bring further awareness to the systemic racism that contributes to police violence against Black, Indigenous, and people of colour in our communities. We look forward to getting back on the field, and using our strongest platform, our game, to amplify our message demanding meaningful change.”

Other games to be cancelled include a match between the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins:

The Oakland A’s and the Texas Rangers:

And the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies:

On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds became the first team in MLB to boycott a game in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man in Wisconsin.

That move followed the lead of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, who walked off the court in protest moments before their playoff game was set to begin. Games have since been boycotted and postponed in the LMB, MLS, as well as a WTA tournament and the WNBA.

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