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  • Roger Goodell’s National Anthem Gambit

    07/05/2020 5:56:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    American ^ | July 5, 2020 | William Sullivan
    It is now being reported that the NFL will be playing “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” a song that has been called the “Black national anthem,” before all NFL games in Week 1. This is a high-risk, low-reward move by the NFL. There are countless problems with this strategy to appease the woke mobs, and it would be difficult to overstate just how foolish and dangerous it is. First of all, a “Black national anthem” can only exist if there is a broad acceptance of the notion that black people, as a racial category, share a common identity with other...
  • “Black National Anthem” to be Sung at NFL Games This Year — Was Written by Black Republican Who Denounced Democrats for Lynching Blacks

    07/05/2020 9:04:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 72 replies
    the gateway pundit ^ | 7/04/20 | Jim Hoft
    """“Black National Anthem” to be Sung at NFL Games This Year — Was Written by Black Republican Who Denounced Democrats for Lynching Blacks""" James Weldon Johnson was an American civil rights activist, school principal and writer. According to Grand Ole Partisan, in 1900, he wrote the poem Lift Every Voice and Sing to honor Republican activist Booker T. Washington when the civil rights leader visited his school.
  • NFL will play black national anthem prior to Week 1 games, report says

    07/02/2020 6:01:06 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 191 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Daniel Canova
    The NFL will reportedly play “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” which is also known as the black national anthem, before every Week 1 NFL game in the 2020 season, according to ESPN. The decision to play the song comes following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, which led to nationwide protests over racial inequality and police brutality. According to the ESPN report, the song will be played before “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
  • Source: NFL plans to play Black national anthem before Week 1 games

    07/02/2020 1:33:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 192 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 2, 2020 | Jason Reid
    "Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing," commonly known as the Black national anthem, is expected to be performed live or played before every Week 1 NFL game, and the NFL is also considering a variety of other measures to recognize victims of police brutality during the upcoming season, a source familiar with the league's discussions told The Undefeated on Thursday.
  • After backlash for not kneeling with NWSL teammates, Rachel Hill explains why she didn't join racial inequality protest

    07/01/2020 6:54:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 30, 2020 | Jack Baer
    The return of the National Women’s Soccer League brought a tidal wave of player protests against racial injustice last weekend, with an overwhelming majority of players kneeling during the national anthem. One of the most powerful images came when Chicago Red Stars players Casey Short and Julie Ertz knelt together, with Ertz holding Short in an emotional embrace. Photos of the moment documented another member of the Red Stars putting her hand on Short, but notably declining to kneel with the rest of her entire team. That player, forward Rachel Hill, took to Twitter on Tuesday to explain her decision,...
  • Alexi Lalas apologizes for tweet about protests during national anthem.

    06/29/2020 7:21:20 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 28 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 28, 2020 | Jack Baer
    Fox Sports soccer broadcaster Alexi Lalas issued an apology on Sunday for a since-deleted tweet posted in reaction to players on two NWSL teams kneeling before their first match of the Challenge Cup. Lalas’ original tweet read “Now it takes courage to actually stand for the national anthem,” followed by an American flag and soccer ball emoji. Hour later, Lalas posted the following statement on Twitter praising the players’ protest and apologizing for the “hurt or anger” caused by his tweet.
  • GM's pro-Trump, pro-anthem tweet called 'backhanded racism' by players as they all quit the team

    06/29/2020 7:51:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 6/27/2020 | Michael Austin
    Apparently, standing up for the national anthem and supporting the president of the United States is "backhanded racism." That is the case, at least, in the minds of several professional softball players. On June 22, the players of Scrap Yard Fast Pitch, a professional softball team based out of Conroe, Texas, decided to quit the team because their general manager had published a pro-Trump, pro-national anthem tweet.
  • NWSL (National Women's Soccer League) Players Kneel During National Anthem

    06/28/2020 12:26:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 June 2020 | AP
    The players and coaches wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts in warmups before the game, which was nationally televised on CBS. The players also knelt during a moment of silence before kickoff. “We took a knee today to protest racial injustice, police brutality and systemic racism against Black people and people of color in America. We love our country and we have taken this opportunity to hold it to a higher standard. It is our duty to demand that the liberties and freedoms this nation was founded upon are extended to everyone,” the Thorns and Courage said in a joint statement...
  • Soccer team ditches national anthem for this patriotic song (This Land is Your Land)

    06/25/2020 7:36:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25 2020 | Ryan Gaydos
    A semi-professional soccer team will no longer play the U.S. national anthem before matches and instead will be replacing it with Woody Guthrie's “This Land is Your Land.” Tulsa Athletic, of the National Premier Soccer League, announced Wednesday that in order to create a more inclusive environment it will change the song. The team said it decided on making the change after reviewing the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “After carefully reviewing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner' lyrics and meaning, including the third verse which mentions ‘No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of flight or the...
  • Both Black Lives Matter and NFL Protest Kneeling started under Obama.

    06/19/2020 4:22:10 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 8 replies
    June 19, 2020 | Vanity
    Just a reminder, both BLM and NFL Anthem Kneeling started under Obama: In 2013, the movement began with the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin in February 2012. The movement became nationally recognized for street demonstrations following the 2014 deaths of two African Americans: Michael Brown—resulting in protests and unrest in Ferguson, a city near St. Louis—and Eric Garner in New York City. In the 49ers' third preseason game in 2016, Kaepernick sat during the playing of the U.S. national anthem prior...
  • Kyler Murray responds to fan objecting to kneeling stance: ‘You think I give a [bleep]?’

    06/18/2020 6:30:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 99 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 18, 2020 | Zach Brazille
    “I don’t really care what anybody thinks about me, never have, but I know a lot of people that do,” Murray said. “And for me being a black man in America, if it’s wrong I’m gonna say it’s wrong. I feel like personally, it’s on everybody to hold each other accountable. But more so, for me, if you’re white and you got white friends that feel this certain type of way or don’t understand what’s going on, it’s on you to educate them, as well as black, Hispanic, any other ethnicity.
  • Iowa high school baseball team kneels during national anthem to start season

    06/16/2020 7:03:25 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16 2020 | David Aaro
    An Iowa high school baseball team started its season on Monday by kneeling during the national anthem in support of Black Lives Matter and racial injustice, according to multiple reports. All of the Roosevelt Roughriders players linked arms and were seen kneeling as "The Star-Spangled Banner" echoed through Principal Park in Des Moines ahead of the team's first game against Ankeny Centennial. “[We have a] lot of diversity, and a lot of people of color," a Roosevelt senior outfielder told Des Moines WHO 13. “We’re just trying to show our appreciation, and it’s about social justice."
  • NBA Coach Gregg Popovich: ‘The flag is irrelevant. It’s just a symbol

    06/14/2020 10:34:32 PM PDT · by rxsid · 120 replies ^ | 06.14.2020 | Blaine Traber
    NBA Coach Gregg Popovich: ‘The flag is irrelevant. It’s just a symbol…”To San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, being in the NBA isn’t enough. He has to be at the center of the political and cultural debates happening across the nation today. Unfortunately, he echoes the sentiment of many elite, entitled progressives that America is terrible and anyone who disagrees with them must be a Trump-loving fascist.In a recent interview with Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, Popovich sounded off against those in sports who aren’t aligned with his far-left ideology. The popular sports figure who majored in “Soviet...
  • Hank Williams Jr’s NFL song ‘Take a Knee, Take a Hike’ sees resurgence with threat of disrespectful anthem kneelers

    06/14/2020 2:53:25 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 41 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | June 14, 2020 | Robert Jonathan
    Country music star Hank Williams Jr.’s original single, written to stand up to the NFL and athletes who disrespect the US flag, is feeling a resurgence this week. Williams Jr. and tens of thousands or more NFL fans may no longer “be ready” for some football if players in large numbers take a knee during the National Anthem. The 2018 single called “Take a Knee, Take a Hike,” is trending up again and the lyrics make his viewpoint abundantly transparent about those who want to use sporting events and venues to make political statements. Oh, how we all love Monday...
  • Donald Trump says he will no longer watch the U.S. soccer team or NFL after their bosses allow players to kneel during the national anthem

    06/13/2020 11:44:02 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 14 2020 | HARRIET ALEXANDER
    Donald Trump has declared that he will no longer watch U.S. soccer and will likely not watch NFL games after the governing bodies of both sports approved kneeling during the national anthem. Trump on Saturday tweeted his support for Matt Gaetz, a congressman from Florida, and Jim Jordan, congressman for Ohio, who have both been outspoken about the sports. On Tuesday the U.S. soccer federation reversed its three-year ban on kneeling during the anthem.
  • IndyCar flagman fired after criticizing NASCAR for banning Confederate flag.

    06/13/2020 7:59:24 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6.12.2020 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    IndyCar fired the series' flagman Thursday after he posted on Facebook that he was dismayed with NASCAR's recent decision to ban Confederate flags from its events. In a since-deleted Facebook post that was posted on Reddit, Brad Hockaday wrote, "Do these dips---- even understand what that flag stands for. I have lost all respect for NASCAR. I will no longer be supporting their sanction body." He also criticized NASCAR's decision to end the requirement for team members to stand during the National Anthem, to allow for kneeling.
  • Texans coach Bill O'Brien says he'll take knee with players during anthem

    06/12/2020 1:39:01 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 150 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12 June 2020 | Sarah Barshop
    Houston Texans head coach and general manager Bill O'Brien says he'll take a knee during the national anthem next season with his players to protest racial inequality and police brutality. "Yeah, I'll take a knee -- I'm all for it," O'Brien told the Houston Chronicle. "The players have a right to protest, a right to be heard and a right to be who they are. They're not taking a knee because they're against our flag. They're taking a knee because they haven't been treated equally in this country for over 400 years."
  • Blue Jackets' John Tortorella changes 2016 stance vowing to bench players protesting during the national anthem

    06/11/2020 12:16:02 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11 2020 | Paulina Dedaj
    Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella has drastically changed his stance on players protesting during the national anthem in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the protests that ensued. Tortorella famously took a strong stance against the protest in 2016 when serving as head coach for Team USA during the World Cup of Hockey, telling ESPN at the time that he would bench any player refusing to stand for the national anthem. “If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game."
  • Ray Ciccarelli leaving NASCAR saying he doesn’t like the direction it is headed

    06/10/2020 8:51:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 100 replies
    Fox13 ^ | 6/10/20
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Nascar driver Ray Ciccarelli took to Facebook Wednesday to announce he is leaving the sport once the 2020 season is over. In his Facebook post, Ciccarelli said he does not like the direction Nascar is headed, adding that he does not believe in kneeling during the National Anthem nor does he believe in taking away the right for people to fly whatever flag they choose. He made the announcement shortly after Nascar decided to ban the Confederate flag from its races and tracks. Ciccarelli explained that he could care less about the Confederate flag, but said some people fly it...
  • US Soccer repeals rule that banned kneeling during anthem...

    06/11/2020 12:47:23 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 10, 2020 | AP
    U.S. Soccer's board of directors has voted to repeal a 2017 policy that required national team players to stand during the national anthem, a rule adopted after Megan Rapinoe kneeled in support of Colin Kaepernick. The board made the decision during a conference call, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday. Policy 604-1 states: “All persons representing a Federation national team shall stand respectfully during the playing of national anthems at any event in which the Federation is represented.” The board passed the rule on Feb. 9, 2017. A person with knowledge of the discussions regarding the policy said new President Cindy Parlow...