Via CBS Sports:
Four off-duty police officers working Saturday night’s Minnesota Lynx game at the Target Center in Minneapolis walked out after players wore t-shirts supporting the Black Lives Matter movement during warm-ups.
Before their game against the Dallas Wings, Lynx players wore black t-shirts with “Change starts with us, justice and accountability” written on the front, and the names of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and the emblem of the Dallas Police Department on the back.
Castile and Sterling were killed by police officers last week, which led to a series of protests nationwide. One such protest in Dallas turned deadly when five police officers were killed.
Four of the Lynx players also spoke at a press conference before the game.
“We are highlighting a longtime problem of racial profiling,” said forward Maya Moore.
The players also spoke out against the “senseless ambush” of Dallas police.