By Eric Christensen

DENVER (CBS4)– Colorado Rockies designated hitter Matt Kemp won’t play in Wednesday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kemp said on his Instagram account that he’s standing with his fellow professional athletes in protest of social injustices.

Matt Kemp (credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Kemp went on to say, “I could not play this game I love so much tonight knowing the hurt and anguish my people continue to feel.”

Earlier in the day, the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their NBA playoff game against Orlando. That prompted the two other playoff games scheduled for Wednesday to be postponed as well. NBA players are going to have a meeting tonight to talk about next steps.

Several baseball games have since been postponed including the Reds at the Brewers, the Mariners at the Padres, Angels at the Astros and the Giants at the Dodgers. The Rockies are still scheduled to play the Diamondbacks at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Eric Christensen

Comments (3)
  1. Robert C. says:

    He will be missing game checks, that will change his mind fast.

  2. Common Sense says:

    What are Kemp and his fellow professional athletes protesting about? Kemp states “injustices against his people”. Let’s see: Floyd was caught passing counterfeit money; Brown stole from a store and beat up the clerk then attacked the officer and just recently Blake violated a restraining order then was going to attack the officer with a knife. Had any of these criminals just cooperated with the officers, they would all be home with their families. Sorry, there are no injustices against those blacks; they have brought this on themselves. There are absolutely no grounds to protest on. Kemp and his fellow protesting athletes should be fired today!

  3. WS Boyle says:

    Sports are not for political statements. Either leave the team and go protest or stay with team and your teammates and play the sport you are paid for. Don’t play the team should cancel your contract and empty your locker. Yes what happened is tragic but these spoiled brats should realize that the justice they are demanding takes time. There was a recent story that a man was just sentenced for a 2018 killing he confessed to.

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