The fight must continue against racism, racial injustice, bigotry, hate and the use of violence by police against the Black community.
Real change needs to happen: The shooting of Jacob Blake and the murders during the protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin are the latest incident and it has to stop.
Everyone in the MLS family is united on this. Make your voice heard.
- Justice for Jacob Blake Resource/Action Guide
- Register to vote [vote.gov]
- Complete the 2020 Census [2020census.gov]
We fully support our players in the ongoing struggle. Major League Soccer's statement and other player voices follow:
The entire Major League Soccer family is deeply saddened and horrified by the senseless shooting of Jacob Blake and events in Kenosha. We continue to stand with the Black community throughout our country — including our players and employees — and share in their pain, anger and frustration.
MLS unequivocally condemns racism and has always stood for equality, but we need to do more to take tangible steps to impact change. We will continue to work with our players, our clubs and the broader soccer community to harness our collective power to fight for equality and social justice.
I’m old enough to remember when people & groups promised never to remain silent amid systemic oppression & blatant police brutality. I’m also old enough to realize that people “finding their unique” lanes of activism often meant forgetting about it & pushing for business as usual— Jeremy Ebobisse (@kingjebo) August 26, 2020
Don’t ask Black people when we can “return” to easy going normalcy. Don’t ask us when we can “move on” from the moment. Ask yourself what you’re willing to do to put yourself & community on track to dismantling oppressive systems, while calling for & holding people accountable— Jeremy Ebobisse (@kingjebo) August 26, 2020
Empty, token mea culpas are a significant part of the problem. Be better.— Jeremy Ebobisse (@kingjebo) August 26, 2020
WTF is wrong with this country!! What an embarrassment to the entire world. The president is terrible and the country is ruled by white supremacy. The old America needs to go so we can start a new. God please, please here my prayer! Protect us all. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/6OfwoRzYuq— Mark-Anthony Kaye (@MarkThEwizz) August 26, 2020