Monterey Bay FC and FC Tulsa share a moment of unity at Black Wall Street Memorial

Monterey Bay F.C. and FC Tulsa shared a special moment of unity and remembrance at Black Wall Street Memorial before their match in Oklahoma, on Wednesday. This comes after tempers flared during a match between MBFC and the Tampa Bay Rowdies as accusations of alleged racial words were said by Tampa Bay’s Laurence Wyke towards MBFC players. That led to MBFC voting to postpone it’s Oct. 8 match against FC Tulsa to urge the USL to give a faster ruling on the investigation against Tampa Bay, which resulted in Wyke being suspended 12 games by the USL. Prior to the rescheduled match, Monterey Bay F.C. and FC Tulsa used the moment walking side by side to show unity, remembrance and to educate all that were involved. “It was an impactful and important experience,” said Monterey Bay F.C. captain and defender Hugh Roberts.The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre was one of the darkest moments in our country’s history, as the Greenwood District in Tulsa, known as Black Wall Street, was home to hundreds of Black-owned businesses. The district was sadly left almost entirely in ruins and burned to the ground by white rioters, and as many as 300 people may have died.“Yesterday’s Walk of Hope demonstrated our solidarity in the fight against racism,” said Bradley Bourgeois, defender and captain for FC Tulsa. “Awareness is always important, but action is what makes change.” According to MBFC, FC Tulsa provided shirts to each staff member and player with the message “United Against Racism” across the front of the shirt. Monterey Bay F.C. sporting director and head coach Frank Yallop.“Overall, the night was really well done by FC Tulsa, we really appreciated it. It was a strong message and an emotional night,” Yallop said.Monterey Bay F.C will play it’s final game on the road against Rio Grande Valley FC Toros on Oct.15.

Monterey Bay F.C. and FC Tulsa shared a special moment of unity and remembrance at Black Wall Street Memorial before their match in Oklahoma, on Wednesday.

This comes after tempers flared during a match between MBFC and the Tampa Bay Rowdies as accusations of alleged racial words were said by Tampa Bay’s Laurence Wyke towards MBFC players.

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That led to MBFC voting to postpone it’s Oct. 8 match against FC Tulsa to urge the USL to give a faster ruling on the investigation against Tampa Bay, which resulted in Wyke being suspended 12 games by the USL.

Prior to the rescheduled match, Monterey Bay F.C. and FC Tulsa used the moment walking side by side to show unity, remembrance and to educate all that were involved.

“It was an impactful and important experience,” said Monterey Bay F.C. captain and defender Hugh Roberts.

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre was one of the darkest moments in our country’s history, as the Greenwood District in Tulsa, known as Black Wall Street, was home to hundreds of Black-owned businesses.

The district was sadly left almost entirely in ruins and burned to the ground by white rioters, and as many as 300 people may have died.

“Yesterday’s Walk of Hope demonstrated our solidarity in the fight against racism,” said Bradley Bourgeois, defender and captain for FC Tulsa. “Awareness is always important, but action is what makes change.”

According to MBFC, FC Tulsa provided shirts to each staff member and player with the message “United Against Racism” across the front of the shirt.

Monterey Bay F.C. sporting director and head coach Frank Yallop.

“Overall, the night was really well done by FC Tulsa, we really appreciated it. It was a strong message and an emotional night,” Yallop said.

Monterey Bay F.C will play it’s final game on the road against Rio Grande Valley FC Toros on Oct.15.

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