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RSL, LAFC postponed as teams protest racial injustice

RSL Soapbox stands with the players in this protest.

MLS: Inter Miami CF at Orlando City SC Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks players protested their playoff game earlier today, the ripples of protest have been felt in the sports world.

Joining the multitudes of sports teams taking a stand tonight are Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles Football Club, who were scheduled to play at Rio Tinto Stadium in front of an estimated 5,000 fans.

It appears players from both teams took the field in street clothes about an hour before planned kickoff.

The first player to confirm the move was LAFC’s Mark-Anthony Kaye.

The immediate cause of the protest sweeping the nation is the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, but the issues go much deeper. (A previous version of this story misidentified Jacob Blake as a teenager. He is 29 years old.)

RSL Soapbox stands with the players in protest. We unequivocally hold that Black lives matter.