Sports is about more than ballgames
Am I missing something?
When I read Antonio Acevedo’s Aug. 30 letter against pro athletes who boycotted games, the first word that came to mind was, “Really!” How tone deaf and selfish his letter comes across.
Hopefully, he read Neil Steinberg’s column in Monday’s paper — sports is about more than playing ballgames. The fact that the Jacob Blake tragedy is still under investigation and the entire truth not yet being known is not the point. The video did not lie. Mr. Acevedo somehow thinks there may be some justification for the police officer shooting an unarmed man in the back seven times?
Every American has a right to protest and stand up for their beliefs. Athletes are not here just for entertainment. They pay taxes, vote and have the same rights as each of us to speak out against injustice and have a platform to do so. There are many other activities available to forget about our fears.
Maybe volunteer at a hospital and help those patients who are sick and recuperating. Volunteer at a church or community center and help those in need. Or maybe take time to read the Bible and learn about how to cope with fear.