WNBA Rescinds Fines Against Teams & Players
The WNBA issued a statement on Saturday announcing they have rescinded the fines imposed against teams and players who wore black t-shirts in honor of Black Lives Matter and the five slain officers in Dallas.
WNBA President Lisa Borders said in a statement, “All of us at the WNBA have the utmost respect and appreciation for our players expressing themselves on matters important to them. While we expect players to comply with league rules and uniform guidelines, we also understand their desire to use their platform to address important societal issues.”
Borders went on to announce the league has suspended play until August for the Olympics and during that time they will work with the players to find the best way for them to make their views known.
.@WNBAPrez, Lisa Borders statement on recent team and player uniform violation fines. pic.twitter.com/RJMZHQ0htL
— WNBA (@WNBA) July 23, 2016
The statement comes two days after WNBA players staged a post-game media blackout by refusing to discuss anything expect Black Lives Matter.
Congrats to the ladies of the WNBA for standing their ground!