PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The Portland Timbers announced they would not play in Wednesday’s scheduled match against San Jose.
The Timbers were supposed to take the field for the match at 7:30 p.m. By around 5:30 p.m., the club’s official Twitter account posted a statement with #BlackLivesMatter.
The full statement says: “The Portland Timbers stand in support of our players and their decision not to play tonight. Racial injustice and police brutality toward black people in our country must end now.”
Earlier in the day, the NBA postponed all of Wednesday’s playoffs games after the Milwaukee Bucks chose to boycott their scheduled game due to the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The Blazers vs. Lakers games was among those postponed.
Major League Baseball games involving the Milwaukee Brewers vs. the Cincinnati Reds and the Seattle Mariners vs. the San Diego Padres were also postponed Wednesday hours before they were set to begin.
There was no word on a date for rescheduling the Timbers match.
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