Florida Heroes: 3 Tampa Pro Sports Teams Pitch In To Have Confederate Monument Removed

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Tampa Pro Sports Teams To Pay For Confederate Statue Removal

HOLY S#IT! Florida finally did something good for a change!

Historically, we normally have but examples of Florida being the worst place with the worst people. However, today, TMZ is reporting something we can actually celebrate them for…

The NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays and the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning have all come together to help fund the removal of a confederate monument that stands before the city’s courthouse.

Recently, there was a vote held to remove that racist statue, but only if private donors paid for it, not the city. The cost of removal was estimated at $150,000.

The pro squads released a joint statement of unity in the wake of the violence that took place in Charlottesville:

“Recognizing that this monument does not reflect the values of our community, in collaboration with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, our organizations have dedicated funds to assist in moving the statue from the public space in front of the courthouse.”

“Now more than ever before, we must stand united and committed to diversity and inclusion as we all attempt to heal from the tragedy in Charlottesville.”

Good on them. Way to do something good for once in your lives, Florida!

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