Virginia’s men’s basketball team became the latest group to stand—or kneel—in solidarity against perceived police brutality and injustice with Colin Kaepernick.
Cavaliers guard London Perrantes posted a picture to his Twitter account, showing him and his teammates kneeling with their arms linked with the caption:
“Kneel for Injustice. Kneel for Equality. Using our platform to help create change. TOGETHER!”
It’s becoming clearer that what Kaepernick started by kneeling during the national anthem during the preseason has evolved into a serious movement supported by people in all corners of the sports world.
What began as a gesture by one backup quarterback has turned into a national rallying cry by many.
From high school football games to international soccer matches, it was only a matter of time before basketball players—both NBA and college—took a stand as well.
It will be interesting to see how the movement continues to progress throughout the sports arena.
[h/t Bleacher Report]