Minnesota Twins game postponed in wake of police killing of Daunte Wright
The Minnesota Twins postponed Monday's game against the Boston Red Sox out of respect for the "tragic events" surrounding the police shooting of a 20-year-old Black man on Sunday.
Why it matters: Daunte Wright's death, about 10 miles from the scene of George Floyd's killing, has sparked outcry and reignited Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality.
What they're saying: The Twins decided "it is in the best interests of our fans, staff, players and community to not play today's game," the team said in a statement, adding that the "Minnesota Twins organization extends its sympathies to the family of Daunte Wright."
- The Twins consulted MLB as well as local and state officials on the postponement, according to their statement.
- Information regarding the rescheduled game will be released at a later time.
The Minnesota Timberwolves also announced they would be postponing Monday's game against the Brooklyn Nets.
- "Yesterday's tragic event, involving the life of Daunte Wright, once again leaves our community mourning," the team said in a statement.
The big picture: Police claim the officer who shot and killed Wright accidentally used their gun instead of their Taser.