Lucas Giolito plans to continue to use his platform to raise awareness.
Thursday, the Chicago White Sox pitcher discussed a variety of topics with reporters in the aftermath of postponements in many sports as a call to spark change following the Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Blake.
“(This started with) the NBA, and I should say the WNBA, too, because the women in the WNBA really seem to be on the forefront as far as pushing for change, social justice,” Giolito said Thursday. “It’s obviously a very strange time in this country. What went down with Jacob Blake, in my mind, that’s unacceptable. That shouldn’t be happening in a developed country. A man getting shot seven times in his back, that just shouldn’t happen. I don’t see why that’s something that happened, why it has consistently been happening for a long time.
“That’s how I view it, and I know that, for some reason, the way that everything’s going my opinion on that being unacceptable is going to be politicized when it shouldn’t be. But you see what’s going on, athletes continuing to use their voice to speak up ... It’s part of a bunch of people saying enough’s enough, that this isn’t something that should continue to go on in this country.”