New protests erupted in Minneapolis, USA, where a black man turned out He was shot dead during a police intervention. This means that matches in several major US leagues have been postponed.
The MLB match between the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox has been postponed and the Minnesota wrote in a statement about the decision.
“Out of respect for yesterday’s tragic accident at the Brooklyn Center, and to see how the situation has evolved, the Minnesota Twins decided that the best thing for the fans, staff, players and community is not to play today’s match,” the team wrote in a statement.
NBA match moved
The NBA match between the Minnesota Timber Wolves and the Brooklyn Nets will also be moved.
Just before 22.00 Swedish time, the NHL also came with the news that they had chosen to postpone tonight’s match between Minnesota Wild and St. Lewis Blues.
“The decision was taken with respect to the community after the tragic shooting incident on Sunday afternoon,” the League wrote in a statement.
It was also announced that the match would be played on May 12 instead.
The fatal shooting occurred in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn on Sunday night. Police say a patrol stopped the 20-year-old for a traffic offense and discovered he was wanted. When they tried to arrest him, he must have sat in the car again, at which point the police opened fire.