Boston athletes stand up to racial injustice

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With protests taking place all over the world following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Boston athletes have taken advantage of their down-time by getting out and letting their voices be heard.

Jaylen Brown drove 15 hours from Boston to his hometown of Atlanta to lead a peaceful protest:


Enes Kanter was heavily involved in some of the Boston protests:


Patrice Bergeron made an incredibly impactful statement on the Bruins’ social media pages.  This is especially important coming from a guy who plays in a sport that’s 97% white:


Former Red Sox star Mookie Betts demands action in a heartfelt Instagram post:


Brad Stevens delivered a stern message on the Celtics social media pages:


Devin and Jason McCourty condemned Drew Brees’ kneeling comments:

They’ve also been vocal on their podcast “Double Coverage”, which is available on all platforms.


Zdeno Chara took part in Boston protests and shared a thoughtful sentiment on Instagram:


Former Celtic Aron Baynes gave a humble and honest depiction of his outside view on racism as a white man with privilege:


Plenty of athletes also took part in #BlackOutTuesday on social media, including Tom Brady, David Ortiz, Rob Gronkowski, Brad Marchand, and more. 

The absence of professional sports has given these guys more time to take a stand and put their words into action, and many of them are making sure they don’t miss that opportunity.


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