Five months after U.S. Soccer lashed out at Megan Rapinoe for kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest before an exhibition game, they’ve codified their dislike for silent and non-disruptive self-expression in this form. As of today, they’re apparently the first major American sports organization to…
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has walked back a statement he made earlier in the week about passing a law that would require NFL players to stand for the national anthem.
The USTA has apologized to Germany for performing the antiquated first verse of that country’s national anthem—the “Deutschland, Deutschland Über Alles” one, last used by the Nazis—before yesterday’s Fed Cup match between German Andrea Petkovic and American Alison Riske.
The U.S. beat Canada 3-1 at the World Juniors today to take Group B, and in doing so earned the raising of the Stars And Stripes. Alas, Canada was unable to complete that task either—and in doing so provided us one final cap-off of what was a stellar 2016 for this country.
The Philadelphia 76ers did some dumb shit before their home opener on Tuesday night, cancelling singer Sevyn Streeter’s scheduled performance of the national anthem because Streeter was wearing a shirt with “We Matter” written on it.
Singer Sevyn Streeter was supposed to perform the national anthem at the Philadelphia 76ers home opener this evening, but instead, a member of the Sixers’ dance team took the microphone before the game. Some fans were confused, and shortly after the game tipped off, Streeter posted a video claiming that the Sixers had…
Members of the East Carolina marching band took a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to Saturday’s game between the Pirates and visiting Central Florida. In addition to being booed and heckled throughout the game, the band and football team are being boycotted by a local ESPN radio station.
Several members of the East Carolina marching band knelt during the national anthem, and a number of fans did not take kindly to it.
In Tulsa, a police officer has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher. In Charlotte, a curfew and the presence of the National Guard led to mostly peaceful protests after two nights of clashes with riot police, even as the family of Keith Scott called for the public release of dashcam…
Sure, you love this country, but do you remain-at-attention-to-the-detriment-of-the-game love it like this pair of immigrants? That’s Venezuelan-born José Martínez for the Cardinals and Dominican-born Carlos Estévez of the Rockies before Wednesday’s game in Colorado.
Yahoo and YouGov teamed up to survey over a thousand Americans about how they felt about Colin Kaepernick-inspired protests during the national anthem. Though the release is suspiciously light on methodology, the headline finding is that 44 percent of self-identified NFL fans said they would stop watching the NFL if…
Nary a single flag-humping horse’s ass, badge-licking fraud, or smarmy nostalgic thinkfluencer in the Western Hemisphere passed up the chance to display performative patriotism in the wake of Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing national anthem protest. Here in 2016, national fabrics both figurative and literal evidently have…
The Broward County sheriff’s union is calling for an end to police escorts that protect the Miami Dolphins in response to four players kneeling in protest during the national anthem last week.
The Garfield High School football team in Seattle, Wash., demonstrated together when the players and staff all kneeled for the national anthem before Friday’s game against West Seattle High School.
Former NFL QB Trent Dilfer has jumped into the conversation about San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s protests during the national anthem, and it’s been a rough couple of days for him.
The big news out of the NFL this weekend wasn’t about who threw which touchdowns or which teams won which games. Under the thumb of Roger Goodell, the league has been maddeningly good at keeping the world focused on the events that happen in between the lines. Brain injuries, extra-judicial powers, quack doctors—very…
In his first regular season game, and on Monday Night Football, San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick continued his protest against police brutality by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem. He was joined by teammate Eric Reid.
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall was the only player to kneel for the national anthem before Thursday’s game against the Panthers. Marshall, who was college teammates with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at Nevada, has lost two endorsements since then, but he said today that he plans to continue the gesture.
No player knelt during the national anthem before tonight’s Patriots-Cardinals game, but New England tight end Martellus Bennett and defensive back Devin McCourty raised their fists afterward.
Miami Dolphins players Arian Foster, Jelani Jenkins, Kenny Stills, and Michael Thomas all kneeled during the national anthem before today’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.