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Civil Rights expert, Reds pitcher say discomfort is part of the point

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Civil Rights expert, Reds pitcher say discomfort is part of the point

Civil Rights expert, Reds pitcher say discomfort is part of the point

Athletes of all colors and genders have used sport as a platform for various forms of political protest since at least the 1800s.

They’ve faced public scoldings the whole time — and Wednesday night, when the Reds and the Brewers called off their game to show solidarity with people protesting a police shooting, was no different.

“Every time I think about it, I get emotional,” said Reds pitcher Amir Garrett.

“We shouldn’t be in this position, we should not be here right now.

We continue to talk about this over and over and over.

It’s draining.

It’s very draining.”


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