Sports world reacts to MLB All-Star Game moving
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It was revealed on Friday that the MLB All-Star Game won’t be played in Atlanta this year, and that set social media ablaze with reactions to the polarizing decision.

In an official statement, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred explained that the decision was politically motivated by a recently passed bill in Georgia that’s viewed as a vehicle for voter suppression, per CBC News Alerts.

The Atlanta Braves struck a decidedly different tone in their response to MLB’s decision, suggesting that their community was a great place for hosting the MLB All-Star Game and shining more light on the political issue at hand.

It’s unclear where the new venue will be for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game.

The MLB Draft was slated to take place in Atlanta as well, but that’s no longer happening either.

All told, the reaction from around the sports world regarding Manfred’s landmark call to move the game from Truist Park was largely positive.

Beyond the sports world, there were plenty of other irate public figures who weighed in on the matter, not least of whom was Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp and other Republicans who argued vehemently against the MLB All-Star Game’s moving:

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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