San Jose Earthquakes release statement after postponing Wednesday’s game amid nationwide boycotts

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REUNION, FLORIDA – JULY 10: Players of the San Jose Earthquakes kneel prior to their game against the Seattle Sounders during the MLS Is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on July 10, 2020 in Reunion, Florida. The final score was 0-0. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — The San Jose Earthquakes released a statement after postponing Wednesday’s match versus the Portland Timbers.

“The San Jose Earthquakes organization stands with the Black community, our players, the Bay Area, and the nation in the fight against injustice and inequality,” the statement read. “We support our players’ decision to not play tonight’s match in an effort to shed light on the racial injustice in our country. We will continue to use our platform to make change.”

Several organizations across the NBA and MLB postponed games Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their NBA playoff game against the Orlando Magic in protest of the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake.

The San Francisco Giants postponed their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jacob Blake was shot from behind seven times by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Police were attempting to arrest Blake during a domestic dispute, when Blake was tased.

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