The sports world is following the Lions’ lead. Matt Patricia is encouraged, and ready for more.

Elwanda Tulloch

ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions canceled practice on Tuesday in protest of the Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin. That was unprecedented. Nobody had ever canceled anything in protest of police brutality, let alone an entire practice in the middle of the shortest offseason in NFL history.

This is the same league that blackballed Colin Kaepernick after his protest against police brutality in 2016. Four years later, you had an NFL general manager and NFL head coach standing outside team headquarters with all their players announcing practicing had been canceled.

It was unprecedented.

Now, the sports world is following their lead.

The Milwaukee Bucks, headquartered just 30 miles from the Blake shooting in Kenosha, announced on Wednesday night they would not play their playoff game against the Orlando Bucks. A few minutes later, Orlando showed solidarity by announcing it would not accept a win via forfeit.

A few minutes after

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