The MLS community joined people around the country on Monday in recognizing the life and legacy of one of history's most consequential civil rights icons on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
As the fight for equality and justice continues into 2021, players and clubs throughout the league shared tributes, thoughts and reflections on Dr. King's legacy throughout the day. Read some of them below.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) January 18, 2021
Today, we honor the life of a man whose words & actions fought for the rights of millions.— PhilaUnion🛡 (@PhilaUnion) January 18, 2021
Today, we remember Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mural: Staircases & Mountaintops | 2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA | #MLKDay2021 pic.twitter.com/8MiwWoPprM
On this MLK Day, I’m excited to partner with @officialmlk3 to launch the #KellynAcostaSweepstakes in benefit of the @DrumMajorInst to promote social justice. I'm giving away AMAZING prizes and all proceeds go to the Drum Major Inst. Entries @Lets_Engage https://t.co/cRCjN4Ozx5 pic.twitter.com/jDgVa2Bga5— Kellyn Acosta (@KellynAcosta) January 18, 2021