Taking a stand for social justice is par for the course in the WNBA. In fact, the WNBA announced it would be dedicating the 2020 season to Breonna Taylor and Say Her Name, a campaign fighting for justice for Black women.
Over the weekend, players on the Seattle Storm and New York Liberty players walked off the court before the national anthem ahead of their game.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took exception to this demonstration, taking to Twitter to express his displeasure:
One of the many people taking issue with his comments was Jemele Hill.
The Atlantic staff writer took to Twitter and fired right back at him.
Dallas Wings president and CEO Greg Bibb quote retweeted Cruz’s post and criticized the senator for taking a shot at the WNBA over an inaccurate report:
The WNBA players involved in the game were clear in their message about why they decided to walk off the court before the game.