On Thursday afternoon, reports came out that the UK Football team had collectively walked out of practice together as a team, in attempt to show their support of the 'racial injustice' happening around the country.
Less than 24 hours before, the NBA might've created history by being the first to sit out of their perspective games, to grab attention to the world and what's going on. The Milwaukee Bucks were the first to do so, skipping their NBA Playoff games versus the Orlando Magic, in regards to the Jacob Blake shooting that took place in Kenosha, Wisconsin, barely 40 miles from the Fiserv Forum arena in Milwaukee.
They decided to join along with the rest of the NBA, WNBA and a handful of other collegiate programs around the county, to shine light on the police brutality and racial injustice happening.
Mark Stoops has been very supportive and open to the players who want to speak their minds on current situations, and express their views on the protesting that has taken place over the last few months. As you might remember, Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow both walked with the UK Football team through downtown Lexington for the protests in memory of George Floyd.
After walking out of practice today as a collective group, the team went directly into a meeting to discuss what they could do with their platforms, and will address the media at 5pm this afternoon.
More to come in this developing story.