Ex-MLS player Clyde Simms: "We have to go a step further and, together, become anti-racist"

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Former Major League Soccer player Clyde Simms detailed multiple examples of racism he suffered in his life and called for a collaborative change in a powerful Instagram post.

Simms, who played for D.C. United and the New England Revolution in a nine-year MLS career, said the current protests following the death of George Floyd provided the impetus for him to open up after a lifetime of teaching himself to “just bottle up certain things.”

Read Simms’ entire statement below.