What They're Saying: Mary Harvey

“Rather than commenting on what a player should or shouldn’t be doing, shouldn’t our focus be on why players felt the need to do this in the first place?”

-- Former U.S. national team goalkeeper Mary Harvey, the chief executive of the Centre for Sports and Human Rights, on whether players should be disciplined for their support of the protests over the killing of George Floyd. In Germany, Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho received a yellow card for celebrating the second goal in the 6-1 over Paderborn by showing a "Justice for George Floyd" shirt. Dortmund teammate Achraf Hakimi revealed his own yellow “Justice for George Floyd” T-shirt when he later scored but was not booked. (AP)
2 comments about "What They're Saying: Mary Harvey".
  1. Wooden Ships, June 2, 2020 at 10:32 a.m.

    I'm sympathetic, but are there not an endless list of atrocities one might honor by removing the shirt. Who decides which have merit and will eventually every goal scored result in the scorers flavor of the week or month. Nobody will disagree with the Floyd murder, but restricting all social statements with a caution is necessary. 

  2. Raffaele Aquino, June 4, 2020 at 11:37 a.m.

    I understand but certain causes are big ones and this is one that we are still having to talk about in 2020. One would have thought by now protesting this cause would have gone the way of the rotary phone.

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