Wnba Revolts Over Sen. Kelly Loeffler's Comments About Black Lives Matter - Cnn

Wnba Revolts Over Sen. Kelly Loeffler's Comments About Black Lives Matter - Cnn

WNBA revolts over Atlanta Dream co-owner Sen. Kelly Loeffler's comments about Black Lives Matter

The WNBA has distanced itself from Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, after she objected to the organization's plans to honor the Black Lives Matter movement

7/8/2020 2:19:00 AM

The WNBA has distanced itself from Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, after she objected to the organization's plans to honor the Black Lives Matter movement

The WNBA distanced itself from Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, a co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, following her objection to the league's plans to honor the Black Lives Matter movement.

Tuesday, the organization distanced itself from Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, a co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, following her objection to the WNBA's plans to honor the Black Lives Matter movement."The WNBA is based on the principle of equal and fair treatment of all people and we, along with the teams and players, will continue to use our platforms to vigorously advocate for social justice," the league said in a statement.Loeffler is facing scrutiny in part because of a letter she wrote, obtained by CNN and first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and ESPN, that warned the WNBA that"to subscribe to a particular political agenda undermines the potential of the sport and sends a message of exclusion."Loeffler co-owns the Dream, Atlanta's WNBA franchise, and is the wealthiest member of the Senate. Earlier this year, Loeffler came under fire for stock trades made before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered the economy.Read MoreThe WNBA intentionally distanced itself from the senator Tuesday, saying,"Sen. Kelly Loeffler has not served as a Governor of the Atlanta Dream since October 2019 and is no longer involved in the day-to-day business of the team."Loeffler's letter came after the WNBA announced its plan to display"Black Lives Matter" prominently on its basketball courts. The league's players also plan to wear warmup shirts with the words"Black Lives Matter" displayed on the front and"Say Her Name" on the back, alongside Breonna Taylor's name.Former Atlanta Dream and University of Louisville player Angel McCoughtry spearheaded the campaign.In her letter, Loeffler urged WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert to cancel these plans, instead putting American flags on all uniforms and apparel. Loeffler, a staunch Trump supporter, is facing an intense reelection campaign against fellow Republican Doug Collins this November. Former players and members of the WNBA Players Association immediately called for Loeffler's removal.E-N-O-U-G-H!

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O-U-T!https://t.co/XgIS2vRb2X— WNBPA (@TheWNBPA) July 7, 2020 Layshia Clarendon, a former Atlanta Dream player and member of the league's newly created Social Justice Council, shared her disgust with Loeffler on Twitter, writing,"I can't believe I ever stepped foot in Kelly's house and shared a meal with her. It's actually really hurtful to see her true colors. I had no idea while I played for ATL she felt this way. Happy to own us as long as we stay quiet and perform."I can't believe I ever stepped foot in Kelly's house and shared a meal with her. It's actually really hurtful to see her true colors. I had no idea while I played for ATL she felt this way. Happy to own us as long as we stay quiet and perform 🤬👀 https://t.co/97jTbmuHda

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Why do only Black lives matter?Are you serious? And now we know another resist republican Speaking of another republican that should be in prison For breaking the law this is what happens when you speak the truth.....media throws you under the bus Good. Not only did she just revealed herself to be a scum racist (as if we couldn’t have guessed), I cannot stress enough that billionaire insider trading criminal Should. Be. In. Jail.

Hey New Yorkers. Gov. Cuomo placed 6700 Covid patients in nursing homes? It is your family members he killed. He wrote an immunity clause in your 2020 budget bill that lets him off the hook. Is a law that a criminal writes enforceable! Just asking? What’s the big deal really the WNBA don’t count anyway never has

Wait...this is huge news...the WNBA still exists? Senator Loeffler is just another Right wing stooge. The WNBA should take her Atlanta team away from her and she should be voted out of office the next time she's up for re-election. These peckerwoods are dying on Racism Hill. She's in'Owner/Massa' mode!!!!

All that makeup to cover her ugliness IT'S A MENTAL DISORDER THAT APPEARS IN RACIST,😬 ANTI-VAXXERS🤮, RELIGIOUS FANATICS🤯, PANDEMIC/ CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS😷FOX VIEWERS AND TRUMP MINIONS ❗ PLEASE SAVE US FROM, NOT ONLY TRUMP, BUT HIS CERTIFIED LOONEY TUNES, BAT SHIT KRAZY SUPPORTERS🤪❗ WNBA still a thing?

If you have an alternate view you are automatically a racist, a bully or both. Statues are disappearing but so is free speech. They should be thanking her for making such a bad investment. Sorry, but pointing out anti-semitism doesn’t make someone a racist... Hateful person yet again haha going down with trump, 😂😂😂😂 thru hell or high water ,lock her up

WNBA can go to China along with NBA, NFL AND NIKE🤢🤮🖕🏻 Awesome clip that shows highlights of Don Lemon.... What a class act. It’s like BLM is being FORCED on everyone and if you don’t follow your Racist, this is bollocks, the more you ram it down our throat the more we’ll start to ignore it, ways and means to go about it without ramming it down our throat

RemoveKellyLoeffler So if we don't bow down to BLM we are going to suffer ? O.K sounds a lot like communism .. Stand Senator!!!! Right on! Racist bih.. Why isn't she in jail for insider trading? Senator Karen BLM, a domestic terrorist organization should not get a thing. Thank God Kelly and most conservatives are not as easily fooled as you libs by BLM. Wake up, they are trying to destroy America and you are siding with them.

Kikass. Its all a political movement!! Stand your ground. Its your life and not to be told what you should do. Kudos Way to go WNBA way to go Fcuk off already cnn Your like that guy who starts a fight then runs to the back when it kicks off Oh, I dont blame her for not wanting to align with marxists. Ex owner........in 3, 2, ......

SocialJusticeWar is on. Yep. The Nazis used to to the same thing when people didn't bow down to their hate symbol. blm is doing the same... She has a tough time with ignorant decisions and comments trying to suck up to Trump $$$can buy a Senate seat or a Sports Club NOT CLASS You know the 'Swamp Things' Trump and his minions are always moaning about? She's it.

Racist. All you people calling her racist need to chill. BLM is a Marxist organization. They funnel their donations to WHITE people running for office. Only about 6% of all the donations they receive actually go to programs that help minority communities... WAKE UP! Saw it coming. Oh Karen, I mean Kelly. Focus on politicking off the court. I know what she means though about BLM but of course she's going to get that backlash.

May I introduce you all to Donatella Sterling. BLM are a negative movement They promote nothing but hate Sad to see some of my black friends falling for their cheap propaganda Typical young pretty white girl who married rich older guy for the 💼 and most likely doesn’t like black ppl what you expect Sen. Kelly Loeffler: 'objected to the organization's plans to honor the Black Lives Matter' Her objection says more than she thinks. Isn't an objection choosing a racist side of the problem? Is there no accountability for her attitude. I have an ATTITUDE ADJUSTER I CAN SEND YOU.

She has every. right! I am disgusted also. This black lives matter has gone to far.All lives matter so stop this one sided shit it’s unamerican Racism ! Wow!!! What a brave WOMAN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Good. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 58m people follow Fake News CNN? That’s disturbing since they are Leftist hacks that are constantly lying and gaslighting 🙄 sad. Trump 2020

Good for her. Time and place for everything. Sports shouldn't be politicised. Play ball! Of course, a white woman is not allowed to speak freely as long as she not bashing men or other white folks. Typical double standard. Wow Dem candidates running for SenatorLoeffler seat: These three black women: MayorDAJackson; JJames4GA; TamaraShealey. Got 2 say I'd love Kelly's racist behind to lose to one of these women esp w her WNBA nonsense. Can we make it happen? Father, former teacher LiebermanForGa

Wow how out of touch can you be? To be so disrespectful to the Sport that was built on the back of mostly Black Athletes shoulders? Wow Political suicide Because she is RACIST How asesine is that really tho? At its root disagreeing and not disregarding leads to BS social media pressure how someone runs their business now? It’s happening too often and such a dangerous move to make smh

CNN why don’t you admit President Trump is a serial killer of the American people. He is committing genocide on the American people. When are you going to stop him when he catches up with Hitler what he did to the Jews baby world emergency news The WHO's Infection Control Bureau said the Coronavirus had enough evidence of an air infection. We need to find a new way to adapt to the environment.' to be worried

Good for her. Don't bow to the mob. Has she applied for a job for Trump admin. She is a shoo in. So people can't have an opinion anymore unless it's the same opinion as a certain demographic Demostic terrorist BLACKLIVESMURDER Why should she support this terrorist Group BLM? It's a Totalarian Hate group that wants to Dismantle America ! Try telling the Truth for Just ONCE you lying pos's!

Donald Sterling Her She’s not in prison for insider trading? People are shocked, SHOCKED I tell you that not only is she a terrible human for thinking of selling stocks instead of informing people about the virus but she’s a racist. LMAO at people that are in the least bit surprised by this. How is she planning on using her insider trading skills to cash in on this?

ALL lives matter, no one life is more important than another human life! Insider trading grifter and full time racist says what? 🤡 Bitch!!!! CNN Communist News Network The WNBA is still a thing? So they aren’t a political entity they’re just going to display political messages. Good. Still would like to see an insider trading prosecution.

_______🗑 Thanks Sen Loeffler for trying to keep politics out of sports So Kelly Loeffler is the Laura Ingraham of the WNBA owners. It remains to be seen if she is also the Donald Sterling of the WNBA. As they should kelly loeffler is PoS along with BrianKempGA BLM movement is Marxist and aims to destroy the nuclear family structure. She is doing the right thing. These BLM people are a disaster.

I wonder if she is aware of the type of group they are all about, that they consider themselves Marxist, that her group is responsible for people and children being killed and they are consider in people’s eyes a domestic terrorist groups and they are into malicious intimidations She is toxic and a grifter 🤮

THIS IS GROUNDBREAKING! FreeStone the Georgia Peach So we can agree KLoeffler isn’t too bright. So why would that rich old man marry her and get her a Senate seat? What a mystery. How the hell did she get to be a Senator anyway! Just more of the same Rich & Corp America! She always has looked a little bit evil...

Why can’t she be entitled to her own opinion? Wait only BLM can have that. So if you don’t agree with BLM you’re outcasted. So much for freedom of speech. Maybe if black people did more for there communities to stop black on black killings they would get more respect Can voters in GA, please vote this woman out?

I would laugh if the players walked out and cost her a lot of money Good for her bravery. The movement is now a voice sadly of violence intolerance and fear. Murders. It’s not blacks. It’s BLM Anarchists in the thing Another white privileged Anne coulter Kelly Loeffler, racism has another face... and it’s yours. PS... little advice? Don’t put your make up on with the paint gun.

You should distance yourself from blm they are flat out racist group might as well put kkk on that court too...... She also had Insider Trading accusations dropped after her husband, also accused, donated to Lump. Oprah Madonna Beyonce TheEllenShow taylorswift13 ladies, we need your help. Buy this awful racist out of her ownership of the AtlantaDream and lets get someone in power to build this team and league.

Bye hoe! The same Senator who sold off millions in stock BEFORE the COVID-19 crisis? VOTE HER OUTTTTTTT The BLM is Antifa with a different name... In a nutshell She likes her black people playing basketball, not exercising their second amendment rights. There, saved you a click. I'm convinced Republicans just want to lose.

She just looks like a screaming racist. That look. Let's also not forget she has done some insider trading to her great benefit. Black Lies Matter is an anti-white, anti-American terrorist organization Isn’t she the senator who had the inside trader information, and dumped her stock right before COVID-19?

Why are white people so scared of making blacks equal to us? I mean seriously. NO reason for it. Skin color is just literally that. Skin. NO reason to be racist pieces of shit. It ain't the 60s anymore, guys. Signed, a pale ass white guy. The senator belongs in jail She can be replaced (just like Marge Schott and Donald Sterling).

As well she should as BLM is as espoused communist organization . The founder and leader has said as much and their destructive tactics are from the communist literature . Remember to be a good person or this might be you 😉 She looks like she creaks when she walks BLM do tho Kick her ass to the curb Doug Collins is going to destruct her in millions of pieces.

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler Rips WNBA Over Social Justice Initiative, League Fires BackThe WNBA is clapping back at a team co-owner who is blasting the league for supporting Black Lives Matter ... in war that's exploding fast. Is she the one that's under investigation for trading fraud? I think it is. Love hearing from her. LOL 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼 She apparently doesn't realize that by objecting to the WNBA's embracing of BLM, she's publicly taking the position that black lives do not matter. Which is not a way to appeal to either players or fans.

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