Philadelphia Union defender Ray Gaddis, a Black Players Coalition board member, believes the message is clear: The time has come for change.
“The notoriety and the severity of everything that's going on right now, I think that it has really been a catalyst for something of that nature to really open the eyes up of so many,” he said.
Gaddis also praised Union coach Jim Curtin for being so outspoken when it comes to the issues of minorities. He said the team has always taken the lead when it comes to the subject of improving social justice.
“This team is very informed. This team is very educated. This team is fighting for social reform. This team is fighting for what's right on and off the field.”