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Good job ladies!!!!! “On Thursday, the WNBA fined the organizations and players of the New York Liberty, Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury for wearing black warmup shirts to express their concern about recent incidents of violence by and against police officers. As it happened, the only WNBA game on the schedule Thursday was a Liberty-Fever matchup, and after the game, players from both sides made it clear that they would not be deterred from speaking out on social issues. In fact, the New York and Indiana players refused to take questions about basketball from media members in their respective locker rooms, expressing a willingness to discuss anything else. With her teammates assembled behind her, Liberty forward Swin Cash made a statement about the game, an 82-70 Fever win, and then Tanisha Wright stepped forward. “We really feel like there’s still an issue here in America,” Wright said. “And we want to be able to use our platforms, we want to be able to use our voices, we don’t want to let anybody silence us in what we want to talk about. So you guys can ask away about anything that’s happening in society. “It’s unfortunate that the WNBA has fined us and not supported its players.” Fever forward Devereaux Peters said in an Instagram post Thursday, “We won’t be silenced.” She added, “People must understand that Black Lives Matter has nothing to do with being more important than any other race, and ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT SUPPORT KILLING COPS.” A perceived discrepancy between the WNBA’s response to the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, when the league applauded its players’ response — even distributing commemorative shirts — and its reaction to the black shirts was noted by some other players on social media.” Find the full story:: (Washington post)

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