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WNBA cancels fines against teams wearing black warm-up shirts

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Earlier this week, the WNBA announced they were planning to fine three teams and any others who planned to wear black warm-up shirts that promoted non-violent actions against African Americans and police officers.

WNBA President Lisa Borders announced on Saturday that the league plans to withdraw those fines.

https://twitter.com/WNBAPrez/status/756972302814760960

In a statement released by the WNBA, Borders said, "All of us at the WNBA have the utmost respect and appreciation for their players expressing themselves on matters important to them."

With the WNBA season currently suspended due to the Olympics, Borders plans to use this time work with the players "to make their views known to their fans and the public and we have informed the players that we are rescinding the recently-imposed fines."

The Minnesota Lynx were the first to send a message using the warm-up shirts on a July 9th game, and three off-duty police officers walked out because of the team's actions.

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