WNBA Players to Spotlight Female Violence Victims on Jerseys

The WNBA and its players have reached a tentative deal on a collective bargaining agreement. The WNBA and its players have reached a tentative deal on a collective bargaining agreement. |  Photo: WNBA

Associated Press/Doug Feinberg
Created: July 06, 2020 05:28 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - WNBA players will wear special uniforms for the opening weekend of the season featuring the names of women who have died because of alleged police brutality or racial violence.

The names include Breonna Taylor, Vanessa Guillen and Sandra Bland.

The league and the players' union detailed the jerseys and other efforts by players to push for social justice on Monday.

The shortened WNBA season is expected to begin on July 24 with players isolated in Florida because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Players will also wear warmup shirts with the phrase “Black Lives Matter” on the front and “Say Her Name” on the back.

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