Pictures: LA Clippers players made a classy gesture in response to racist remarks from the team owner
Turning their team-issued gear inside out last night, the message couldn't have been any clearer
Over the course of the last few days, LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling has hit the headlines after a recording leaked to TMZ in which a man, reported to be Sterling, was heard making racist remarks has gone viral, even causing President Barack Obama to pass comment on the incident, and leaving the team owner with some serious questions to answer.
Although a statement from the Clippers said that the man in the recording was not Sterling and the remarks are "not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings", there has still been widespread condemnation of the owner, most strikingly from his own players, who last night did their warm-ups before the game as usual, but without the team's official gear. Instead, they removed their tops and turned them inside out, warming up instead in plain, red shirts.
The Clippers took off their shooting shirts and dumped them at center court. pic.twitter.com/Nod5QWsWJy
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) April 27, 2014
They also wore all black accessories, sending a statement about their feelings regarding the issue to their owner and the league.