07 July 2020

WNBA players to honour female victims of police brutality on jerseys

WNBA players are set to wear the names of women who have been victims of police brutality or racial violence on their jerseys. 

The players will also wear warm-up jerseys reading ‘Say Her Name’ on the back and ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the front.

‘Black Lives Matter’ will also be featured on the courts at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. 

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert said: "We are incredibly proud of WNBA players who continue to lead with their inspiring voices and effective actions in the league's dedicated fight against systemic racism and violence.

"Systemic change can't happen overnight, but it is our shared responsibility to do everything we can to raise awareness and promote the justice we hope to see in society."

The WNBA 2020 season is set to begin at the end of July.

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