Former ESPN analyst Keith Olbermann is now calling on Major League Baseball players to boycott all games that are played Jackie Robinson Day April 15, if MLB commissioner Robert Manfred doesn’t move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta to protest vast changes in Georgia’s election laws.
All players on April 15 will wear the same uniform number — #42 — in honor of the first Black to play Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson, who was also born in Georgia.
“If commissioner Robert Manfred will not immediately move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, the players should not only announce that they will boycott that All Star Game, but they should also announce that they will boycott Jackie Robinson Day,” Olbermann demanded in a video posted to Twitter.
“Jackie Robinson was born in Georgia,” he continued. “For baseball players to have to celebrate integration while Jackie Robinson’s home state enacts laws designed to keep People of Color from voting is beyond mere hypocrisy. It is forcing players to participate in a humiliating sham.”
One of the key changes made to Georgia’s election regulations requires absentee ballots to be verified based on driver’s license numbers or other documentation instead of voter signatures — a move that leftist activists argue is “racist,” and is likely what Olbermann is referring to.
Keith Olbermann Calls For MLB Players To Boycott Jackie Robinson Day If All Star Game Isn’t Moved
OLBERMANN VS. APARTHEID GEORGIA:
If baseball owners will not boycott racism by moving their All-Star Game out of Atlanta, the players must boycott Jackie Robinson Day April 15.
Robinson was BORN in Georgia.
Players cannot condone its new laws to deny People of Color the vote: pic.twitter.com/AI1pOHCW7i
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) March 26, 2021
In response, civil rights attorney Leo Terrell — aka Leo 2.0 — declared that Georgia’s election law “is not racist,” and he questioned why Olbermann is “playing the race card.” He then challenged the former sports analyst to “a debate.”
“The Georgia law is not racist. What do you personally gain by playing the race card?” Leo asked a reply to Olbermann video.
“I would love to debate you. However I will be taking advantage because you are not a lawyer and you know nothing about constitutional law!” he added. See Below
Leo Terrell Reacts To Keith Olbermann
The Georgia law is not racist. What do you personally gain by playing the race card? I would love to debate you. However I will be taking advantage because you are not a lawyer and you know nothing about constitutional law! https://t.co/Ayrq7Qx7tR
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) March 27, 2021
Mr. Terrell went on to slam Democrats on Saturday evening for constantly playing the “race card” when it comes to vast election changes in Georgia and anywhere else in America where voter ID is enforced.
Take a look:
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) March 28, 2021