NBA Referees March Against Social Injustice Inside the NBA Bubble at Disney World
With ongoing outrage around the world surrounding the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey in Wisconsin, the NBA players have started a movement around sports boycotting their scheduled games in protest of social injustice. The boycotts began with the Milwaukee Bucks prior to last night's playoff game against the Orlando Magic, and have now been spread across the league and into other professional sports leagues.
Today, the NBA Referees staying in the NBA bubble at Disney World held a march around Coronado Springs in solidarity with the NBA platers and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Please stand with us at 9 ET this morning as we march against racism and grieve for the black lives taken too soon. Join us as we unite in the bubble, and around the world, to fight injustice and police brutality. #EverybodyvsRacism@NBA @TheNBPA— NBA Referees (@OfficialNBARefs) August 27, 2020
Because the NBA staff, including referees, are unable to leave the bubble, they stayed contained inside and marched around their resort. Many other NBA staff members as well as Disney Cast Members stationed inside the bubble came out to show their support for the movement. Media stationed inside the bubble caught some of the march on camera:
The NBA referees beginning their march against racism this morning at 9am in the bubble. pic.twitter.com/ZHgbZ6PEX5— Cassidy Hubbarth (@CassidyHubbarth) August 27, 2020
Disney employees are lined up clapping and cheering for the people marching in support of NBA players’ protests against racism and police brutality. The group includes not just referees but some team attendants and others living on campus. pic.twitter.com/VeUjdm4CQg— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) August 27, 2020
NBA Players met yesterday to discuss the length of the boycotts as well as the potential of ending the season early in protest. They will continue to meet regarding the matter today.
If you follow the Lost Bros in any capacity, you'll know we stand with the Black Lives Matter movement and are proud of the NBA Platers and Referees for standing up for social injustice, racism, and police brutality in America and around the world.