“I’ve never seen the Army or the National Guard. This is in many ways a testament to certain privileges,” said Doc Rivers, coach of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball players, said the coach of United’s best-performing team. Countries.
“Can you imagine what would have happened if blacks stormed the Capitol?” Rivers wondered out loud. Fellow Steve Clifford from the Orlando Magic: “Our country is being mocked around the world. It all started. We have dealt with the epidemic, so far. It’s a sad day.”
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe, gymnast Simon Biles, and several NBAs, among others, expressed their dissatisfaction with the difference in performance on Twitter. Rapinoe has posted videos showing that the protesting Trump supporters – which, in her view, are terrorists – are not being obstructed by the guards. Olympic gymnastics champion Biles published the following text: “Shy but not surprised, nauseous but not surprised, sad but not surprised, angry but not surprised, speechless but not surprised.”
Meanwhile, the basketball players of the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons kneel right after the jump ball that started their game. They repeated that symbolic protest gesture after the first change of ownership. In Phoenix, the Suns and Toronto Raptors players formed a pre-match team circuit due to dissatisfaction with what happened in Washington.
Watch the videos below about the storming of the Capitol.