Atlanta Dream’s Kelly Loeffler Wants American Flag On Jerseys, Not BLM
Atlanta Dream owner Kelly Loeffler wants the American flag on team jerseys, not Black Lives Matter messaging.
Loeffler, who also happens to be a United States senator from Georgia, sent a letter to WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert outlining her points. She did so in response to the league attempting to put Black Lives Matter verbiage on jerseys.
Specifically, the league wanted to put “Black Lives Matter” and “Say Her Name” onto jerseys. Loeffler believes the jerseys should bear the American flag instead.
“The truth is, we need less, not more politics in sports. In a time when polarizing politics is as divisive as ever, sports has the power to be a unifying antidote,” she said.
“And now more than ever, we should be united in our goal to remove politics from sports.”
Loeffler has been a Dream owner since 2011. As such, she is well within her rights to have an opinion on the subject – regardless of whether other players, owners and personnel agree with it or not.
It will be interesting to see what direction the WNBA goes in with this.
Although some players have objected to Loeffler’s idea, there is nothing inherently offensive about the American flag. If Black Lives Matter messaging is being considered for jerseys, there is no good reason for the same consideration not to be offered to the American flag.