Megan Rapinoe kneels during anthem while playing for Team USA

by Tommy Chalk - The Washington Times  |  published on September 16, 2016

Since Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to protest civil rights injustice and police brutality in America, many have joined.

USA soccer midfielder Megan Rapinoe had already taken a knee during her professional club games as a member of the Seattle Reign, but when Team USA took on Thailand Thursday night, Rapinoe took a knee while wearing a Team USA uniform. Take a look.

Protesting during the anthem in a Team USA jersey is almost unheard of. The most famous instance accorded in 1968, when 200 meter gold and bronze medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black gloved fists to bring attention to human rights injustice.
But, according to Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl, Rapinoe’s protest is unprecedented in USA soccer.

  • itsfun

    throw her off the team immediately. We don’t want something like that representing the USA. If she hates and disrespects America so much, she can always leave.

  • ihatelibs


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  • Tiger

    Another one who doesn’t seem to know squat dodo about the history of our flag or that 165,000 WHITE men died in the Civil War to keep the Union and to Free the Slaves. Seems that is forgotten a lot these days. Then we have a Republican president who freed them. We have a Republican congress that wrote bill after bill to help them and were so popular that the Demonrats, they were rats even then not adverse to killing for power, formed the KKK and did anyone in, any color who voted Republican.

    Public School and shills against this great country have done a good job of making sure there are plenty of mindless useful idiots around.

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