When pro athletes boycott games, they show disrespect for fans and their sport
I am writing to express my disappointment with professional sports regarding the decision made by some teams to refuse to compete as a form of protest against the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
These athletes must appreciate the fact that this tragic incident is still under investigation. The entire truth has not been revealed yet. Justice and due process are as important as fighting against racism and police misconduct.
There are many people who are sick or injured and recuperating either at home or in hospitals and look forward to watching great athletes compete, to forget about their condition. Those of us blessed enough to enjoy good health, but are worried about catching the coronavirus, can use the enjoyment of pro sports to forget about our fears.
It is sad that some of these great athletes do not appreciate this.
I would like to see Major League Baseball levy very steep fines on all of the players of both the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins for going onto the field and then, after a moment of silence to honor the first African American in the major leagues, Jackie Robinson, refuse to play by walking off the field. They disrespected the game as well as the fans. Antonio Acevedo, West Town
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