Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has honored the life of late sports icon Jackie Robinson. The King of the South went to social media to share some words on Major League Baseball’s annual Jackie Robinson Day.
Tip went to Instagram last night (April 15) to remember Robinson’s life and acknowledge a time when blacks weren’t allowed to stand for the national anthem.
Last night, outspoken Black Lives Matter activist and NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick shared the same message.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) April 16, 2018
Yesterday, MLB honored the iconic baseball mogul with its Jackie Robinson Day.
The issue of race relations in sports comes to the forefront in baseball every April 15, the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in the major leagues. In Robinson’s honor, all players, coaches, managers and umpires wear the No. 42, which MLB retired for all teams in 1997. (USA Today)