Pat Sweeney | Aug 27, 2020 AT 4:22 pm
Tonight’s (Thursday’s) scheduled Minnesota Twins game at Detroit has been postponed.
Since Wednesday, numerous sporting events have been postponed in protest of last Sunday’s police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
A statement from the Twins says, “we fully respect our players for their decision to not play tonight’s game.”
The Twins and Tigers are scheduled to play a doubleheader tomorrow (Fri).
The Minnesota Twins issued the following statement on the recent events surrounding Jacob Blake and the decision to not play tonight in Detroit:
“The Minnesota Twins remain committed to using our platforms to push for racial justice and equality. Therefore, we fully respect our players for their decision to not play tonight’s game versus the Detroit Tigers. The recent shooting of Jacob Blake, a mere three months after the killing of George Floyd, shows again that real change is necessary and far overdue in our country, and it is our responsibility to continue playing a role in efforts to affect meaningful reform. We stand in solidarity with the Black community and, as full partners with others in the Twin Cities and beyond, we are committed to creating the change we want to see in the world – where everyone is protected, safe and welcome. There is no place for racism, inequality or injustice in our society.”