Last night, the Milwaukee Bucks refused to play their N.B.A. playoff game against the Orlando Magic to protest the shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake, on Sunday by the police in Kenosha, Wis.
The momentum quickly spread.
The rest of the night’s NBA games were canceled, as were matches in the W.N.B.A., Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and professional tennis.
Meanwhile on Twitter, bots were reacting to the news.
It’s election season so this could be Russia doing what is has in the past, trying to interfere with our election.
Unfortunately sports and politics are no longer separate.