Los Angeles Sparks remove videos from Instagram to edit

Candace Parker sets the 2016 Championship trophy next to the Sparks' first two. Players used their Championship clout in two strong response videos this week. Photo by Benita West/T.G.Sportstv1.
Candace Parker sets the 2016 Championship trophy next to the Sparks’ first two. Players used their Championship clout in two strong response videos this week. Photo by Benita West/T.G.Sportstv1.

The Los Angeles Sparks say the removal of two videos from their social media platforms is only temporary, so they can make further edits.

Thursday the organization posted two videos on their Instagram account featuring most of the players on the roster, as a response to hateful tweets that disparage both the WNBA and women. The videos, which also featured two ESPN commentators, garnered widespread attention. Yesterday afternoon, they were taken down.

Sparks president Christine Simmons said the videos were removed so they could be edited further. When they are ready, the videos will be re-released.