Black Lives Matter and United for Change patches sewn on Ranger's

Texas Rangers remain silent on opening day to honor COVID-19 victims of racial injustice

"Black Lives Matter" and "United for Change" patches sewn on Ranger's

Before the season opener vs Rangers, Rockies fielder Matt Kemp was the only one on his knees in the national anthem.

Arlington, Texas - With racial injustice and Covid-19 at the forefront of American minds, the Texas Rangers observed a moment of silence on opening day.

Prior to the start of the 2020 season opener with the Colorado Rockies, some Rangers, including popular shortstop Elvis Andrews, wore "Black Lives Matter" T-shirts during batting practice.


"Black Lives Matter" and "United for Change" patches sewn on Ranger's jersey sleeves.
"Black Lives Matter" and "United for Change" patches sewn on Ranger's



The Rangers took the time before the national anthem to honor those who lost their lives due to the coronavirus and racial injustice.

Two videos supporting racial equality were played on video boards and on television at the newly built Globe Life Park.


The Rangers and Rockies members all carried a large black ribbon. The 17 Rangers players and coaches selected to kneel at the Black Ribbon ceremony, including Rangers manager Chris Woodward.All Rangers stand out as former Negro League all-star Charlie Pride sings the national anthem after the ribbon ceremony.

Rockies Island fielder Matt Kemp is the only player to kneel during the national anthem.

"Black Lives Matter" and "United for Change" patches sewn on Ranger's jersey sleeves.



"Black Lives Matter" and "United for Change" patches sewn on Ranger's

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