A female US soccer star has just joined Colin Kaepernick's protest
When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem, he knew he was making a statement — and was prepared to accept the consequences and go it alone. But people are paying attention, as several more athletes, including a female soccer player, joined the conversation this Sunday.
Colin chose to kneel during The Star-Spangled Banner to protest against racial inequality and oppression in the U.S., and the movement has since spread across the NFL, including his teammate Eric Reid, and Jeremy Lane of Seattle Seahawks.
On September 4, the protest reached the National Women’s Soccer League, as the Seattle Reign’s Megan Rapinoe knelt during the anthem before a game against the Chicago Red Stars. Afterward Megan, who is also a member of the U.S. National Team, tweeted, “It’s the least I can do. Keep the conversation going.”