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MLB Teams Dedicate Social Media Accounts to Gun Violence Awareness

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MLB Teams Dedicate Social Media Accounts to Gun Violence Awareness

MLB Teams Dedicate Social Media Accounts to Gun Violence Awareness

MLB Teams Dedicate Social Media Accounts, to Gun Violence Awareness.

MLB Teams Dedicate Social Media Accounts, to Gun Violence Awareness.

The unprecedented decision was made in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX.

Working in collaboration, the official Twitter accounts of the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays posted information about gun violence on May 26.

Working in collaboration, the official Twitter accounts of the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays posted information about gun violence on May 26.

In lieu of game coverage and in collaboration with @Yankees, we will use our channels to offer facts about the impacts of gun violence.

, Tampa Bay Rays, via Twitter.

The devastating events that took place in Uvalde, Buffalo and countless other communities across our nation are tragedies that are intolerable, Tampa Bay Rays, via Twitter.

Throughout the evening, posts provided information about the effects of gun violence in the U.S. Firearms were the leading cause of death for American children and teens in 2020, New York Yankees, via Twitter.

Every day, more than 110 Americans are killed with guns, and more than 200 are shot and injured, New York Yankees, via Twitter.

The New York Yankees' Twitter account has more than three million followers.

The account is one of the top five followed accounts in professional sports.

According to NPR News, fans did not support the move.

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Beyond MLB, other prominent sports figures expressed outrage at the proliferation of U.S. gun violence.

Remarks made by Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr hours after the Uvalde shooting went viral.

I'm tired.

I am so tired of getting up here and offering condolences to the devastated families that are out there.

, Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors Head Coach, via Twitter.

I am so tired of the — excuse, I am sorry — I am tired of the moments of silence.

Enough!, Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors Head Coach, via Twitter


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