Brewers, Reds not playing in protest of Jacob Blake shooting
The Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds agreed not to play Wednesday night in protest of Sunday’s police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Wisconsin, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed, as other teams are considering postponing their games, too.
The decision came after the NBA postponed all three playoff games Wednesday in Orlando, Fla., an unprecedented move that came in response to the Milwaukee Bucks refusing to play their 4 p.m. first-round game against the Magic.
The Bucks’ decision was made in response to Jacob Blake being shot by Kenosha police Sunday in an incident that left the 29-year-old paralyzed from the waist down.
Witnesses said that Blake, who was shot while walking to his vehicle, had been trying to break up an argument between two women.
Before the Brewers decided to sit out their game, pitcher Josh Hader said of the Bucks’ boycott: “I think it’s a tremendous stand. This is more about sports.”
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