Megan Rapinoe opens up about kneeling during the national anthem


The Cowboys ultimately knelt as a team before the anthem and then stood during the "Star-Spangled Banner".

President Donald Trump is calling on NFL players once again to stand during the national anthem.

The showdown between President Trump and the NFL over some players' decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice has raised all kinds of important issues.

"You know some owner is going to do that", Trump continued.

"They say, 'We are in a situation where we have to do something.' I think they're afraid of their players, you want to know the truth".

Wide receiver Stills was seen warming up in a '#IMWITHKAP' t-shirt in a show of support for Colin Kaepernick, the first National Football League player who knelt past year over perceived racial injustice.

And when Formula 1 heads to Austin for round 17 of the 2017 season in October, the championship leader says he will have to start thinking about taking a knee himself on the grid when the anthem plays before the race.

The controversy over NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem is showing no sign of letting up.

Later Trump tweeted embedded video of fans and players standing at an NHL game, writing "19,000 RESPECTING our National Anthem!"

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He added: "Respect our Flag and our Country!"

The three players who had knelt, stood for the British anthem, "God Save the Queen", which was also performed before the game. "Most of the one percenters (those who serve/served in the armed forces), whether they agree with the cause or not acknowledge that right to protest".

A week after almost 200 NFL players protested during the national anthem, fewer players on Sunday were not standing for the national anthem.

I have just given away my Seahawks commemorative Super Bowl ring (My initials on it), my Seahawks Super Bowl Marshawn Lynch jersey, my full sized Seahawks flag and other memorabilia. It could be because of how diverse the league is by having players coming from across the world, like Japan and most Hispanic countries.

A lot of people said they'd heard about the boycotts from social media.

Although now celebrated as an icon, complete with what was practically an unofficial three-day state funeral, attended by former presidents, after his death last summer, Ali was vilified throughout the late 1960s, stripped of his boxing license and heavyweight title for four years, and nearly driven out of sport, only to reclaim his financial and worldwide standing against all odds.

Trump's original comments on September 22nd were met with demonstrations from at least one player from each team that played last Sunday. "The San Francisco 49ers will continue to work toward bringing communities, and those who serve them, closer together".

"It's not about protesting the president for me", he said.

He said that the infamous athlete was probably the only National Football League played Trump would like since he just took a 'couple of heads, but never a knee'. But we also represent the entire country, and the idea of liberty and justice isn't afforded to everyone.