A UK spokesman has issued the following statement:
“I can confirm the Kentucky Football team decided to leave the practice field and are meeting right now to discuss more ways to promote their influence and be a part of effective change.”
In addition, Matt Jones has announced Mark Stoops will be on Friday morning’s edition of KSR. It’s safe to assume Stoops will discuss today’s walk-out and the message his team is sending.
The Kentucky Wildcats football team is opting out of Thursday’s practice, according to KSR’s Matt Jones.
BREAKING: I am hearing that the UK Football team has collectively decided to walk out of practice today in support of the protests across sports— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) August 27, 2020
More to come....
This comes on the heels of NBA players boycotting playoff games on Wednesday, which was followed by several NFL teams boycotting practice on Thursday.
The boycotts have been to protest racial injustice in America, specifically a Black man named Jacob Blake being shot seven times in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday.
Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops has been very vocal about his support for his players and the Black Lives Matter movement, so I would venture to guess he fully supports what his players are doing today.
I commend @UKCoachStoops the way he deals with our team being Africa America it’s good to know that having him as a Head Coach he will always support all our players on social issues. Go Big Blue.— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) August 26, 2020
We will update this story as more details come out...