WNBA gamers rallied behind two Florida highschool basketball gamers after their college suspended them for one sport on Thursday (Dec. 10) for carrying Black Lives Matter shirts in heat up.
Khristina Williams of Women Speak Sports activities TV recognized the scholar athletes as Jordana Codio and Khadee Hession of American Heritage College in Boca Delray.
They reportedly wore the shirts in response to a scholar who allegedly posted a racial slur in a digital class chat weeks in the past however was not punished by college officers, in keeping with Williams.
Indiana Fever guard Erica Wheeler took to social media to face in solidarity with the suspended gamers.
“Preserve standing for what you imagine in @khadeehession! @americanheritagebocadelray this the way you deal with black athletes?” Wheeler wrote.
The Washington Mystics’ Natasha Cloud additionally spoke out in assist of the kids.
“The administration that attempted to silence these athletes by canceling video games due to a BLM t-shirt needs to be dismissed,” including, “Institutional racism is alive and thriving nonetheless in our training system.”