Read time: 2 minutes

Kelly Loeffler Writes Letter Condemning WNBA's 'Black Lives Matter' Message

The Georgia Senator objected to warmup jerseys with 'Black Lives Matter' and 'Say Her Name' on them, as too political.
Kelly Loeffler Writes Letter Condemning WNBA's 'Black Lives Matter' Message
Renee Montgomery of the Atlanta Dream, is one of the WNBA players who criticized Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler after she criticized armed Black protesters in Atlanta who were occupying the site where Rayshard Brooks was killed. Image from: Getty

Imagine being so politically craven that even though you represent a league where about 67% of the players are African-American, you'd side with Trump instead of your own players. Loeffler is locked in a primary fight with Rep. Doug Collins for the Republican nomination, so is choosing political expediency over doing the right thing.

The well-heeled Loeffler co-own's the Atlanta Dream WNBA franchise. She said she objected to "more politics in sports" [sic] - by inserting more politics in sports. Kelly Loeffler has made it her habit to be wrong on just about everything, and wouldn't be in the U.S. Senate at all if not for her money and political connections, appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp last December.

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler objected to the WNBA’s plans to honor the Black Lives Matter movement, warning Tuesday that subscribing to a “particular political agenda undermines the potential of the sport and sends a message of exclusion.”

Loeffler, a Republican who co-owns Atlanta’s WNBA franchise, urged Commissioner Cathy Engelbert in a letter to scrap plans for players to wear warmup jerseys reading “Black Lives Matter” and “Say Her Name” and instead put an American flag on all uniforms and apparel.

“The truth is, we need less—not more politics in sports. In a time when polarizing politics is as divisive as ever, sports has the power to be a unifying antidote,” said Loeffler, who faces a November special election against 20 other candidates.

“And now more than ever, we should be united in our goal to remove politics from sports.”

Dream guard Renee Montgomery tweeted out her displeasure, while the WNBA player's union was a bit more blunt.

The WNBA released this statement later Tuesday afternoon.

Have you subscribed yet?

Banish those ads for good with a subscription to the site. For $1 for the first month and $4.99 after that, we'll pull all the ads off (except those from 3rd party apps) so you can enjoy the site without all the annoying popups and autoplay ads.

If you've already subscribed, consider a one-time or donation of whatever amount you can spare. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.