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Martina Navratilova reacts to NBA’s decision not to schedule any games on US midterm election day

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has backed the NBA’s decision not to schedule games on Election Day in the US. The US midterm elections are scheduled for November 8th this year and all teams will play their games on the night of November 7th.

The NBA announced the decision not to schedule games on Election Day to promote bipartisan civic engagement and encourage fans to vote.

“The NBA has announced that no games will be played on Election Day this season. The decision comes to encourage bipartisan citizen engagement and encourage fans to make a plan to vote during the midterm elections,” the tweet read.

On Twitter, Martina Navratilova responded with a “thumbs up” to the NBA’s decision to suspend all games on November 8th. NBA teams are encouraged to share election information with their fanbases, USA Today reported.

Martina Navratilova has spoken openly on political issues

Navratilova at Wimbledon, The Championships, earlier this year. (Image: Getty Images)
Navratilova at Wimbledon, The Championships, earlier this year. (Image: Getty Images)

Martina Navratilova has always spoken out on various political and social issues on social media.

The 18-time Grand Slam winner criticized Donald Trump after the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) issued a search warrant at the former US President’s home. The searches were conducted on suspicion that Trump was storing government documents after his tenure as president.

This isn’t the first time Navratilova has criticized Donald Trump on social media. She criticized Trump’s view of Joe Biden’s proposal for a prisoner swap between jailed WNBA athlete Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, another jailed American, in exchange for notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

In another instance, Navratilova shared her disapproval of a burger joint named after Donald Trump. A Twitter user shared the news, tagging several users including the tennis star with a post with the caption: “A place to avoid.

Navratilova also had his say as Scotland named a man Scottish dignitary of the first period. Scotland is now the first nation in the world to legislate the right to free period products.

Jason Grant, formerly a personal trainer, has been tapped for the role in the Tay region. The move has since caused massive outrage around the world.


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