In light of shootings in Minnesota, Dallas and Louisiana, the Minnesota Lynx decided to wear controversial shirts over the weekend during warm-ups.
The team's four captains, including former University of Connecticut star Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson and former Connecticut Sun player Lindsay Whalen, called a news conference before the game to speak out about racial issues and pleaded for change.
As a result of comments made by the players, four Minneapolis officers assigned to security for the game at the Target Center took offense and walked out, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
The shirts the players wore said "change starts with us" on the front. On the back, "honor all those who lost their lives in the shootings this week."
"This is a human issue & we need to speak up for change, together." -Maya pic.twitter.com/tyfl65Ag81— Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) July 9, 2016
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