Washington Football Team cancels Thursday practice to have discussion on racism, social injustice
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The Washington Football Team is canceling their Thursday practice to have a discussion on racism and social injustice following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., on Sunday.

“Friday we can return to football. But tomorrow will be about reflection instead,” coach Ron Rivera said in a statement. 


Multiple teams and players across professional American sports leagues either sat out or boycotted games on Wednesday in protest of Blake's shooting.

The Milwaukee Bucks decided not to play their playoff game against the Orlando Magic, and the NBA afterward postponed its remaining games.

MLS and some MLB teams canceled their games as well. Professional tennis player Naomi Osaka announced Wednesday evening that she would sit out a match, and the Detroit Lions canceled their practice.

The teams and players are calling for the officer who shot Blake seven times in the back, reportedly leaving him paralyzed, to be held accountable, as well as for the Wisconsin legislature to return to session and take action.

Former President Obama commended the Bucks for “standing up for what they believe in” by boycotting the game.