WNBA drops player fines; president wishes activism was off court

Carolyn Swords and Tina Charles of the New York Liberty warm up before their game against the Indiana Fever Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The WNBA had announced the Liberty would be fined for altering team warm ups. Charles responded by turning her warm up shirt inside out. Photo by Mike Stobe/NBAE via Getty Images.
Carolyn Swords and Tina Charles of the New York Liberty warm up before their game against the Indiana Fever Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The WNBA had announced the Liberty would be fined for altering team warm ups. Charles responded by turning her warm up shirt inside out. Photo by Mike Stobe/NBAE via Getty Images.

A short time ago, the WNBA released this statement:

WNBA PRESIDENT LISA BORDERS STATEMENT

ON RECENT TEAM AND PLAYER UNIFORM VIOLATION FINES

NEW YORK, July 23, 2016—WNBA President Lisa Borders released the following statement regarding the recent team and player uniform violation fines:

“All of us at the WNBA have the utmost respect and appreciation for our players expressing themselves on matters important to them. While we expect players to comply with league rules and uniform guidelines, we also understand their desire to use their platform to address important societal issues. Given that the league will now be suspending play until August 26th for the Olympics, we plan to use this time to work with our players and their union on ways for 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.”

Earlier today, this piece came out:

WNBA president Lisa Borders lauds player activism, but wishes it would be kept off court.

I’m really glad the fines have been lifted.

So what do you think, fans?

LEAVE A REPLY