“I didn’t see the Army or the National Guard,” said Doc Rivers, basketball coach for the Philadelphia 76ers NBA.
“Can you imagine what would have happened if it was black people who stormed the Capitol?” Everything about how we’ve handled the pandemic, so far. It’s a sad day. “
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe, gymnast Simone Biles and many NBA members, among others, have expressed their displeasure at the difference in performance on Twitter. Rapinoe posted videos showing Trump supporters protesting – terrorists in his opinion – are not obstructed by guards. Olympic gymnastics champion Biles posted the following text: “Ashamed but not surprised, nauseous but not surprised, sad but not surprised, angry but not surprised, speechless but not surprised.”
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons basketball players knelt right after the ball started their game. They repeated this symbolic gesture of protest after the first change of possession. In Phoenix, the Suns and Toronto Raptors formed a collective circle before their game out of dissatisfaction with what happened in Washington.
Watch the videos below on the Capitol Assault.
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