A kneeling Colin Kaepernick is on the cover of 'TIME' magazine

The most talked about player in the NFL this year isn't a starter and hasn't entered a game yet this season. San Francisco 49ers backup Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem last month in a preseason game and explained afterwards that he "show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color."Since Kapernick began kneeling, a number...
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7 days ago

U.S. Soccer will not punish Megan Rapinoe for kneeling during anthem

USWNT star Megan Rapinoe will not face punishment from U.S. Soccer for her decision to kneel during the national anthem before the team’s friendly against Thailand on Thursday. SI: U.S. Soccer has decided not to punish Megan Rapinoe in tonight’s game for kneeling during anthem on Thursday. — Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) September 18, 2016 The federation...
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Malcolm Jenkins: Eagles waited until after 9/11 for anthem protest

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins says he expects some members of his team to express their feelings on social injustice during the national anthem on “Monday Night Football.” Jenkins also says the team’s players saved any actions of dissent until after Week 1 because of a respect for the tragedy of 9/11. “Last week, we talked about doing some stuff, but we wanted...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Soccer speaks out against Megan Rapinoe for kneeling during anthem

Megan Rapinoe has been one of the more notable names that has sided with Colin Kaepernick in his protest. Thursday night, she did it in a U.S. Women’s National Team uniform for the first time. U.S. Soccer was not happy about it, and they were loud and clear about it. The team won 9-0 over Thailand, so all was well there. During the game, however, U.S. Soccer released a statement...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

NWSL Team Thwarts Megan Rapinoe’s Protest By Playing National Anthem Early

U.S. women’s soccer and Seattle Reign star Megan Rapinoe exercised her First Amendment right over the weekend. But her opponent Wednesday made sure she couldn’t do it again. Rapinoe joined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by kneeling during the national anthem ahead of Sunday’s NWSL game against the Chicago Red Stars. Rapinoe, who is gay, indicated she’d...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Megan Rapinoe calls Spirit’s anthem decision “f***ing unbelievable”

When Megan Rapinoe’s Seattle Reign took on the Washington Spirit Wednesday in NWSL action, the Spirit made headlines by deciding to play the national anthem ahead of schedule to avoid what they called a “hijacking” from Rapinoe. The USWNT star, who took a knee Sunday in support of Colin Kaepernick with a desire to “continue the conversation” about racial injustice,  had...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Megan Rapinoe has profane words for Washington Spirit

Megan Rapinoe had a profane response to the Washington Spirit thwarting her plan to kneel during the national anthem. As a show of support for what Colin Kaepernick started by not standing for the national anthem during the NFL's preseason, Rapinoe took a knee during her team's NWSL game on Sunday. The Spirit didn't give her the chance to repeat the action as they played the national...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Spirit thwart Megan Rapinoe’s national anthem protest

The biggest story in the sports world lately has been the protest from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, as he takes a knee during the national anthem. Recently, former USWNT star and current Seattle Reign player Megan Rapinoe joined Kaepernick in solidarity, as she told CNN: “I think it’s actually pretty disgusting the way he was treated and the way that...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Megan Rapinoe Joins Colin Kaepernick, Kneels During National Anthem

The first non-football athlete has joined Colin Kaepernick’s protest. U.S. women’s soccer and Seattle Reign FC star Megan Rapinoe took a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Sunday prior to Seattle’s NWSL game against the Chicago Red Stars. @JohnDHalloran — ❤️NWSL⚽️ (@gbpackfan32) September 5, 2016 Kaepernick, of course...
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Megan Rapinoe takes knee for anthem in 'nod to Kaepernick'

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to receive public support from fellow athletes in his protest of the national anthem. Women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt while the anthem played before her club Seattle Reign FC faced off against the Chicago Red Stars on Sunday in “a nod to Kaepernick,” per John D. Halloran of American Soccer Now. Megan Rapinoe...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

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