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Mets & Marlins Walk Off Field in Protest of Jacob Blake Shooting (Video)

Mets & Marlins Walk Off Field in Protest of Jacob Blake Shooting (Video)

The New York Mets and the Miami Marlins didn’t play their scheduled game on Thursday (August 27) as the players all walked off the field in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake.

The NBA, WNBA, MLS, and several other MLB teams decided not to play their games on Thursday out of solidarity with the Blake Lives Matter movement after Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisc.

Instead of cancelling their game altogether, the Mets and Marlins went on the field and seemed to be ready to play, but then walked off the field after 42 seconds of silence.

Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson left a Black Lives Matter shirt on home plate.

It’s being reported that the moment of silence lasted for 42 seconds in recognition of legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson‘s number.

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Photos: Getty
Posted to: Black Lives Matter, Jacob Blake, Sports

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