The 2020 ESPYs aired last night (June 21) and the virtual show, which celebrates achievements in sports, was hosted by Russell Wilson, soccer player Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird, who plays for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm.
They kicked off the show with a powerful Black Lives Matter speech.
The segment started with paying homage to African Americans who broke barriers in sports, like Jackie Robinson, Muhammaed Ali and Serena Willliams.
Russell Wilson also spoke the names of Ahmad Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and said, “Our country’s work is not anywhere close to done. We need justice. We need true leadership. We need a change, and we need it now. I look at my children and I pray for a better future. The only thing that must die is racism. Black lives matter.”