Boston College pauses practices in response to continued racial injustice
Boston College has paused its practice on Thursday in response to the ongoing racial injustice that is occurring across the country. The team released a statement to make the announcement.
The pause comes after Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. According to the Associated Press, Blake is paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the injuries from the shooting.
“Boston College Football decided as a program not to practice today in response to the continuing racial injustices in our country,” the statement read. “The team met together as student-athletes and coaches spoke about educating one another, maintaining dialogue to help bring our community together, and invoking change in our society.”
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The decision from Boston College comes on a day after the NBA and WNBA players went on strike on protest of the continued racial injustices in the country. There were also MLB players who went on strike and did not play games Wednesday.
Head coach Jeff Hafley, in his first year as the head coach at Boston College, is expected to address the media on Thursday, as well.