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John Angelos became unexpected voice in Freddie Gray protests

John Angelos became unexpected voice in Freddie Gray protests

After the Baltimore protests turned chaotic, John Angelos sat in his parked car late at night typing out tweet after tweet on his BlackBerry about the roots of the unrest. The Twitter outpouring made the Orioles executive vice president and son of owner Peter Angelos an unexpected populist voice and defender of nonviolent demonstrators protesting the death of Freddie Gray from injuries sustained in police custody. His 21 tweets were striking because sports team executives, often leery of alienating fans, rarely engage in unprovoked social or political discourse. "Unprecedented as far as I know," sports sociologist Jay Coakley said of the commentary. Angelos said he was drawn...

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