“I’ve never seen the Army or the National Guard,” said Doc Rivers, coach of the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team.
“Can you imagine what would have happened if blacks stormed the Capitol?” Rivers wondered out loud. Fellow Steve Clifford from the Orlando Magic: “Our country is being mocked all over the world. It started. It’s all on the way. We’ve dealt with the pandemic, so far. It’s a sad day.”
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe, gymnast Simon Biles, and several NBAs, among others, expressed their dissatisfaction with the difference in performance on Twitter. Rapinoe posted videos showing that the protesting Trump supporters – which, in her view, are terrorists – are not being obstructed by the guards. Olympic gymnastics champion Biles published the following text: “Shy but not surprised, nauseous but not surprised, sad but not surprised, angry but not surprised, speechless but not surprised.”
Meanwhile, the basketball players of the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons kneel right after the jump ball that started their game. They repeated that symbolic protest gesture after the first change of ownership. In Phoenix, the Suns and Toronto Raptors players formed a pre-match collegiate circuit due to dissatisfaction with what happened in Washington.
Watch the videos below about the storming of the Capitol.
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