Listen, Hon….. NOBODY GIVES A SHIT if you play or not!!!!
Tennis player Naomi Osaka was supposed to play in the Western & Southern Open semifinals today (August 27) but is choosing to sit out the match in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
“Hello, as many of you are aware I was scheduled to play my semifinals match tomorrow,” she wrote in a note posted to Twitter.
“However, before I am an athlete, I am a Black woman. And as a Black woman I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis.”Naomi Osaka
“I don’t expect anything drastic to happen with me not playing, but if I can get a conversation started in a majority white sport I consider that a step in the right direction,” she continued. “Watching the continued genocide of Black people at the hand of the police is honestly making me sick to my stomach. I’m exhausted of having a new hashtag pop up every few days and I’m extremely tired of having this same conversation over and over again. When will it ever be enough?”
“As a sport, tennis is collectively taking a stance against racial inequality and social injustice that once again has been thrust to the forefront in the United States,” the USTA, ATP, and WTA said in a statement, per ESPN. “The USTA, ATP Tour, and WTA have decided to recognize this moment in time by pausing play at the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, August 27. Play will resume on Friday, August 28.”
Naomi Osaka is one of many high-profile athletes who decided to sit out their games and matches in protest of Blake’s shooting. The movement began with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks choosing not to take the floor for their NBA playoff game. Fellow NBA teams, like Lebron James’s Los Angeles Lakers, the L.A. Clippers, and more followed suit.
Calamity Jane no longer GIVES A FLYIN’ FUCK! The world does not revolve around these celebutard athletes and their ill-informed opinions!
It doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things, if Lebron ‘dribbles his balls’ up and down the court or this little Miss Prissy ASS tennis star smacks her furry little ball over a net…… The world keeps spinnin’!
Naomi Osaka Won’t Play Her Upcoming Match in Protest of the Police Shooting of Jacob Blake