Clippers Players Protest Owner’s Racist Comments by Wearing Uniforms Inside Out

If you watched any coverage of sports this weekend, you likely heard about a controversy involving the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling. TMZ posted a lengthy recording, which “allegedly” (though he has not denied it is him) contains the voice of the 80-year-old making awful racist comments. On the recorded conversation, he tells his twentysomething girlfriend (of African-American and Mexican descent) not to take pictures with African-Americans or bring them to Clippers games, after she posted an image of herself with Magic Johnson on Instagram. (You can read more his conversation here, though it contains profanity and some truly terrible racist statements.) Though the NBA has launched an investigation into the recordings, the team has spoken out.

Players initially discussed boycotting the game entirely, but they eventually took a more subtle approach during yesterday’s playoff game against the Golden State Warriors. During warm-ups, they wore their uniforms inside-out along with black wristbands to hide the team’s logo. According to Yahoo Sports, “The Clippers players are contemplating making a bigger statement during Game 5 of the series against the Warriors on Tuesday in Los Angeles” …

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