Last year Colin Kaepernick, a backup quarterback for the 1-15 San Francisco 49ers and limousine communist, made headlines by kneeling during the playing of our National Anthem at sporting events.
It sparked a wave of copycats in several sports. In a year of political division, it became popular for high-profile athletes to insult the country that gave them everything.
One American sports organization has had enough of it. The US Soccer Federation has declared that no one playing on our national teams will be able to disrespect the Anthem any longer.
Via New York Times:
“All persons representing a Federation national team shall stand respectfully during the playing of the national anthems at any event in which the Federation is represented.”
This statement seems particularly pointed at soccer player Megan Rapione who last year decided to join the failed NFL quarterback in disgracing our nation. The same nation that gave them the freedom to pursue careers as highly-paid professional athletes.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 5, 2017
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I’ve been a fan of our national soccer team for a long time. More than any other sport, they are our ambassadors to other countries. Our national soccer teams play against the world more than our teams in any other sport. It is an honor and a privilege to represent your country on the field. I am glad US Soccer is taking the right steps to ensure that everyone pays their respect to this great land of ours.
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