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The controversial situation that faced Corey Baird with some Real Salt Lake fans

Corey Baird was the main protagonist of a controversial situation with Real Salt Lake fans who booed the minute of silence in memory of racism victims.

Corey Baird was the main protagonist of a controversial situation with Real Salt Lake fans who booed the minute of silence in memory of racism victims.

Black Lives Matter has appeared in the centre of today's social image in the United States of America. Several sports have shown to reinforce the idea of stop racism actions and violence. In this way, soccer players usually kneel as a sign of support. In the last Real Salt Lake's game, Corey Baird shook his head in disapproval after he heard some fans booing the iniciative.

"During a moment of silence to support the BLM movement, people booing and asking us not to make things political is ridiculous. Since when did racism become political?" expressed the RSL player in his Twitter account. A similar event happened with Reggie Cannon in a FC Dallas game.

"As we have stated consistently over many years, Major League Soccer supports players and staff who protest peacefully on behalf of equality and social justice ... MLS will not tolerate any abuse or threats to any individual player or team who decides to exercise their right to peaceful protest during the playing of the National Anthem or any other pre-game ceremony." MLS said about the Cannon's situation. And once again, it seems that fans still don't understand the importance of the message soccer players try to express.

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