Red Sox issue statement on George Floyd killing and nationwide protests
By 98.5 The Sports Hub Staff
The Boston Red Sox became the latest New England-based sports team to issue a statement through Twitter on Tuesday. Beginning with “WHERE WE STAND,” the statement, attributed to team president and CEO SAM Kennedy, addressed the killing of George Floyd and others in recent months.
“I have been struggling to find the right words to express the profound anguish, outrage and confusion we are all feeling in the wake of the heartbreaking incidents that have occurred across the country over the past few months,” Kennedy’s statement read. “The senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are stark reminders that racism and police brutality continue to be pervasive in America.”
Read the full statement below:
The police killing of Floyd in Minneapolis led to protests and riots that spiraled into violence in the city. In the days following Floyd’s death, protests erupted across the United States, including in Boston. Many of the protests descended into riots, looting, arson, and general mayhem. Police arrested 53 protesters on Sunday night into Monday morning, 29 of which were residents of the Boston area.