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"Enough is enough": Vancouver, Toronto stand together against systemic racism

Enough is enough - Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto FC - September 5, 2020

The Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC joined together at midfield to make a statement against racial inequality prior to their Week 10 match at BC Place.

Both lineups gathered around a banner bearing the words "Enough is enough," arms around each other's shoulders. As both teams stood behind the banner, the stadium public address announcer read a statement.

"Together, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Toronto FC stand against systemic racism. We must speak up and take action against racial discrimination. Together, we can be a force for positive change," the announcer said. 

Then the starters from both teams knelt down on the pitch, with Vancouver midfielder Leonard Owusu raising a fist.

The two teams collaborated on the idea for the banner and its message, as well as how to present it, according to the Whitecaps.

Enough is enough. Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC stand against systemic racism