LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky football team met and decided to leave the practice field Thursday to support the ongoing protests against racial injustice that have continued around the country, the school confirmed.
The team met afterwards to discuss ways to promote their influence and be a part of effective change.
Can now confirm that the Kentucky football team met and decided to leave the practice field to support the ongoing protests around the country. The team is meeting now discussing ways to promote their influence and be a part of effective change.— Eli Gehn (@EliGehnTV) August 27, 2020
The action takes place a day after the NBA, WNBA, and some MLB games were not played after the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. earlier this week.
Defensive lineman Josh Paschal and offensive lineman Luke Fortner, the team's Unity Council Leaders, had a virtual meeting with the media to talk about their decision as a team.
Unity Council Leaders on the team walking out of practice to promote effective change https://t.co/nAVsLhAJGL— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) August 27, 2020
*This is a developing story and more information will be added when it becomes available.