Forward Madison FC and the United Soccer League have announced that the club’s upcoming match against North Texas SC has been postponed. The match was scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 30.

In light of the painful events occurring in Wisconsin and around the nation, the decision was made, Forward FC said, in collaboration with its players and Black supporters group, the Featherstone Flamingos, in “putting the spotlight entirely on the fight against racial injustice and systemic oppression.”

“Last Sunday, we watched the appalling video of a Black man in Wisconsin, Jacob Blake, shot seven times in the back by a police officer,” the club said in a statement. “We have said that Black Lives Matter. Our players have protested during games. When there is still no change, we must do more.

“That’s why we are postponing Sunday’s game: To shift attention away from sports and towards the fight against systemic discrimination towards Black Americans. We demand that our state and national leaders take action to address these inequalities, and we encourage our fans to responsibly and peacefully pressure their elected officials for change.

Forward Madison FC said that Sunday’s match will be rescheduled for a future date and that fans who had tickets to the game may transfer them to the new date or exchange them for any other regular-season match.