Report: Blue Jays-Red Sox game postponed to protest racial injustice


The Toronto Blue Jays’ game against Boston on Thursday was postponed after the Red Sox decided not to play to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Wisconsin, according to Julian McWilliams of the Globe de Boston.

Forms of protest continue to sweep the sports world, with the NBA and WNBA officially postponing Thursday’s game list. The NHL is expected to do the same, with players being urged to prepare for games that will be moved to later dates.

Several baseball teams have opted out of the action over the past two days, including the Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.

MLB said in a statement Wednesday night that given “the pain in communities in Wisconsin and beyond over the Jacob Blake shooting, we respect the decisions of a number of players not to play tonight. . Major League Baseball stands united for change in our society and we will be allies in the fight to end racism and injustice.

When and if Thursday’s game between the Blue Jays and the Red Sox will be dialed has not yet been determined. The Blue Jays host the Baltimore Orioles for a weekend streak starting Friday, while the Red Sox host the Washington Nationals.

– With files from The Associated Press


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