PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks game against the Colorado Rockies scheduled for Thursday has been postponed.
The Colorado Rockies announced the move on Twitter, saying that they are joining other professional sports teams in taking a stand against social injustice.
After reflecting and meeting as a group, Rockies players have decided not to play today’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, standing in solidarity with athletes and sports teams against social injustice.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 27, 2020
The Arizona Diamondbacks quickly responded to the Rockies announcement and backed the decision.
The unprecedented move to postpone professional sports games began when the Milwaukee Bucks refused to play their game against the Orlando Magic Wednesday. In a statement, the team said they were protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Wednesday and Thursday's NBA playoff games were postponed, but the players decided as a group to eventually continue the season. Several MLB games across the league were also postponed on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Arizona National Guard has been activated in the State of Wisconsin as protests continue to erupt over the shooting of Blake and a state of emergency was declared by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Tuesday.