In August 2020, an African-American man named Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Protestors took to the streets demanding an end to police violence against Black people. Counter-protestors also poured into the streets bringing about clashes during which three more people were shot — two fatally. A 17-year old teenager was charged. In the backlash of the Blake shooting, professional sports players nationwide joined the protest against racism by refusing to play. It followed a summer of worldwide protest against systemic racism.