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The Mystics are not holding back on recent events regarding yesterday’s Capitol siege

They aren’t holding back on how things went in the United States yesterday. Emma Meesseman, who typically isn’t the most vocal about these things had a notable spat with another Belgian Twitter user yesterday.

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Washington Mystics forward Emma Meesseman is clearly not a Donald Trump supporter.
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Many members of the Washington Mystics posted their reactions to yesterday’s siege on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of American President Donald Trump.

I was most interested in what forward Emma Meesseman would think about it. Her perspective would be unique in part because she isn’t American. She generally hasn’t been as active as other Mystics players on American political issues. After all, the U.S. isn’t her country, even if she considers the District her second home.

So, as it turns out, Meesseman is no fan of President Trump nor the siege that happened yesterday.

It didn’t stop there.

Remember when Jacob Blake was shot seven times last August, and the news of that incident sparked game boycotts in the WNBA and NBA? Meesseman made it clear last August that she was supporting Black Lives Matter in a Tweet.

And somehow ... another person who decided to reply to her on that subject from an old tweet decided to respond to it ... today, probably after seeing why she was voicing her opinion on the events in Washington. The tweets are in Dutch, Meesseman’s native language but we’ll give you an English translation in a bit below:

The person who responded ... today ... said this, more or less:

Emma, you’re very disappointing. This man [Blake], white or black plays no role and should listen to the authorities. He walked to his car to get something. Could have been a pistol too. Don’t get into the crazy mess over there [in the USA].

Our reaction? Ongelooflijk!

En wat was haar reactie? Okay, wrong language. What was her reaction?

She subtweeted him, basically saying, “I disappoint,” sarcastically of course, like our commenters do from time to time.

Meesseman responded to him directly as well.

In her response, Meesseman said “I disappoint? You said it yourself, he [Blake] walked to his car, surrounded by trained cops. And then, is it the only solution for them to shoot him 7 times in the back? I think that they learn something different in training.”

I don’t think Meesseman should be told to be silent about what is going on in the world. And since the Mystics are among the most active teams in the WNBA regarding social justice issues such as police brutality against African Americans, I wouldn’t expect anything less.

We are proud of you rep’ing the District Emma!

Natasha Cloud, Aerial Powers, Elena Delle Donne among other Mystics who react to Wednesday’s siege

Other Mystics players have given their reactions. Natasha Cloud didn’t hold back either. She implied that if the people who initiated the siege were Black, there may have been a stronger responses militarily, and that lethal force would be used.

Aerial Powers had a short tweet, but it echoes Cloud’s point about what could have happened if the protestors who ended up rioting and sieging the Capitol were Black.

Elena Delle Donne also wrote a statement which also mentioned white privilege.