The eyes of the nation are squarely on the state of Georgia after Major League Baseball announced it would be moving the All-Star Game out of Atlanta in direct response to their controversial voting law.
With an example just set, and with the recent history of sports pulling events from states over political matters, attention has now been turned to The Masters.
The National Black Justice Coalition urged the PGA Tour and Augusta National to “pull [the] upcoming event from Augusta National Golf Course.”
Keith Olbermann, formerly of ESPN and MSNBC, took to Twitter and urged people to boycott The Masters, saying the PGA Tour should not recognize the tournament, and ESPN and CBS should not broadcast it:
“BOYCOTT THE MASTERS!”
“You think the term “The Masters” was applied to a golf tournament in the former slave state of Georgia by…coincidence? After baseball moved its All-Star Game out of Atlanta, The Masters, its sponsors, and its tv networks are next.”
“BOYCOTT THE MASTERS! Baseball moving the All-Star Game out of Atlanta in protest of Georgia Voter Repression opens a path to stopping the racists, with money.
Next? Think it’s a coincidence that a golf tournament in an ex-slave state is named “The Masters?”
Here’s how social media reacted: