I totally understand your perspective of poor sportsmanship @Mary Brown. But I also understand when one is being falsely accused, and your reputation is on the line, you can easily be angry enough to act out of pocket. It may have been ugly, and yes it may have cost her, but I’m sure she knew the risk before acting out. Sometimes we have to stand for the things we believe in. Muhammad Ali did it. Kareem Abdul Jabbar did it. Jim Brown did it. We can look at is as poor sportsmanship, or we can view it as a woman standing up against racism, blazing a trail for little Black girls like yours. Thanks for reading.

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