Bill Kennedy, gay NBA referee: “Hate crimes must stop”

bill kennedythe NBA referee who came out as gay in 2015, shared last night a heartfelt message of support for the victims of the shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, an event that left five dead and 17 shot last weekend in United States. “These types of heinous crimes, cruel hate crimes, must stop in this country,” explains the referee, a proud member of the LGTBI collective, in a video shared on the social networks of the NBA and its charitable arm, NBA Cares. “We, the people, must find a way to stop it and achieve it. Good luck to the LGTBI community of Colorado Springs and beyond.”

The shooting in the Club Q It happened on Saturday night. The suspect of the crime Anderson-Lee Aldrich, 22, faces murder and hate crime charges and will appear before a judge from jail this Wednesday. Her act ended the lives of five young people between the ages of 22 and 40. The words of the renowned referees, who have participated in almost 1,500 NBA regular season games, were not the only ones spoken in the league environment.

“Another pointless mass shooting”commented Michael Malone, who also sent his condolences to the victims on behalf of the Denver Nuggets, who observed a minute’s silence in memory of them during their game against Detroit.

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