Black Players for Change honor Black Lives Matter movement in tournament demonstration

In a powerful statement in the fight for social justice, over 100 Black MLS players, members of the Black Players for Change (BPC), took the field at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in a joint protest before the opening match of the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando (video above).

The demonstration saw players lined up across the main field ahead of the kickoff of the match between Orlando City SC and Inter Miami CF. The demonstration was 8 minutes and 46 seconds long in a tribute to George Floyd, who was murdered at the hands of police in Minnesota.

Black Players for Change is an organization of more than 170 Black MLS players that was formed to give Black players in MLS a voice and assist in making systemic change both inside and outside of MLS.