The Seattle Storm and New York Liberty, walked off the court during the playing of the national anthem prior to their game on Saturday. All six WNBA fans were infuriated at the move.
Witnesses say it was the fastest the players had ever moved and the most action ever seen on court in the history of the WNBA.
“It’s one thing to take a knee,” Seattle Storm fan Butch Cassidy said after the game. “But to actually walk off the court. It’s so disrespectful. It’s something some childish Soviets would do at a 1970s Olympics game.”
There was a 26-second moment of silence in honor of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor who was shot and killed by Louisville police.
“We are dedicating this season to Breonna Taylor, an outstanding EMT who was murdered over 130 days ago in her home,” Liberty player Layshia Clarendon announced before tip-off.
“You know, that’s great and all that these women want to use their big time notoriety to raise awareness to injustice in this country, but don’t disrespect the country itself. I mean, they’re getting paid to play a game at the level of a men’s intramural league. They can’t even dunk. It’s pathetic. You don’t get that opportunity in many countries around the world,” Cassidy added.
The other five fans of the WNBA couldn’t be reached for comment.