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Canadian soccer shows Black Lives Matter solidarity, speaks out on social media

Canadian soccer players and coaches took to social media en masse to support the Black Lives Matter movement on Tuesday.

Protests have erupted across the world in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and for other victims of police brutality.

A day dominated by #BlackOutTuesday showings of solidarity saw Canadian soccer’s best use their platform to elevate the conversation by challenging their followers on what race means in society, the issue of white privilege, and more.

There is a lot to listen to and learn from.

Let’s keep the conversation going.


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#BlackOutTuesday …Now brothers and sisters. What happens next? Are we going to not hear/do anything after the media train dies down? Go back to business’ where they’re rubbing our wealth Blind. Clubs. Designer stores. Car companies. We must CHANGE us first. Stop wasting your valuable incomes on things that we don’t need and put that money back into OURSELVES first. Whether that be our immediate families or other families in our community who look like us. Promote each other. Lift each other up. If you have a talent other than singing, sport, entertainment start a course in that, open up a side hustle/business. Finally give people a chance who look like yourself and build up an economy & ALL my friends who are in the entertainment business…we are NOT just this, we are much more than this, use your platform to get out of situations that you were in when you were a kid you dreaded and never look back. Become a mogul. Have multiple bags to dip in and out of it. Read BOOKS. Wake up from the system as they’re not here to serve and protect us in any way. They’re here to put obstacles in our race and let White Supremacy Live on. Look in the mirror and Let’s Change first. If we are going to fight this PANDEMIC properly then everyone needs to be on the same page. TODAY. 🙏🏾💪🏾✊🏾🌏

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#blackouttuesday enough is enough.

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✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesday

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