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Saints Practice With Jacob Blake’s Name on Helmets

Following the shooting and paralyzation of Jacob Blake earlier this week, Major League Sports teams are showing their support for blake in various ways. Last night, both the NBA and MLB teams boycotted their games. On the NFL side, our very own New Orleans Saints moved on with practice, while also acknowledging the current social issues.

Last night, the team sported Jacob Blake’s name on their helmet in place of their own names. The notion of cancelling practice, according to Coach Sean Payton, was not in the talks, but when players approached him with this idea, he was “100% supportive.”

 

Coach Payton explains further below:

Jacob Blake was shot seven times at close-range by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 23. He has since been paralyzed due to the shooting. 

Featured image via Saints Twitter. 

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