Police Officers Walk Off WNBA Game Over Players Wearing Black Lives Matter Shirts

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Four police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota walked off their jobs at a WNBA game between the Minnesota Lynx and the Dallas Wings on Saturday night.

Players wore warmup uniforms that said, “Change Starts With Us. Justice & Accountability” written on the front and “Black Lives Matter” on the back, which caused the four police officers to quickly leave, according to the Star Tribune.

President of the Minneapolis Police Federation Lt. Bob Kroll supported the police officers’ actions, saying: “I commend them for it.” (RELATED: David Hookstead: Challenge: I Can Beat Any WNBA Player One-On-One)

He also indicated that other police officers may follow suit. “If [the players] are going to keep their stance, all officers may refuse to work there,” Kroll said. (RELATED: Clay Travis: ‘Nobody Saves More Lives For Black People Than The Police’ [VIDEO])

Lynx player Maya Moore said her actions were motivated by “a longtime problem of racial profiling.”

Kroll also told the Star Tribune that rumors of eight officers walking out are untrue.

“They only have four officers working the event because the Lynx have such a pathetic draw,” he said.

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