Utah Athletics Supports Black Lives Matter: ‘Do Not Watch Us On The Field If You Won’t Say Our Names’
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The University of Utah Athletics department is showing support for Black Lives Matter with a video that they sent out on Twitter on Monday.
The video was narrated by student-athletes which said the following:
“Black lives should not be measured based on their ability to play a sport. Do not watch us on the field if you won’t say our names. Speak up when you hear our pain. Use your privilege to denounce systemic racism and racial injustices. Stand with us in solidarity. If you cheer for me when I wear the ‘U’ then support me when I need you most. Be my ally, on and off the court. Don’t live in comfortable silence, University of Utah Athletics stands in solidarity.”
Black Lives Matter.
— Utah Athletics (@utahathletics) June 15, 2020
Director of Athletics for Utah, Mark Harlan tweeted that he is proud of their student-athletes.
Proud of our Student-Athletes! https://t.co/U4SuHe0zOr
— Mark Harlan (@MarkHarlan_AD) June 15, 2020
Former Utah cornerback Mo Lee said that it was a “proud day to be a Ute” on Twitter.
Proud Day to Be a Ute ! https://t.co/ft2A0kPQhi
— Moe Lee (@MrMoeLee) June 15, 2020
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