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    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was among the players who knelt during the national anthem on Sunday before taking on the Chicago Bears in the first game of the 2020 NFL season. Stafford explained his decision Wednesday and told reporters the timing was right, according to the Detroit Free Press. NFL WEEK 2 PREVIEW: TOM BRADY MAKES HOME DEBUT, BENGALS-BROWNS KICK THINGS OFF AND MORE “Obviously, it’s been an amazing offseason for me personally, for our team, for a lot of people,” Stafford said. “There’s been a great opportunity for growth and learning and understanding, and just felt like it was the right thing for me, as certain guys on our team felt like the right thing was standing, certain...
    Back in 2016 when quarterback Colin Kaepernick started protesting racial inequality during the national anthem, Hall of Fame coach Mike Ditka said he should “get the hell out” of the country because he thought that it was a form of disrespect. Just a few short months ago when George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were both victims of police brutality, Ditka once again reiterated in July that athletes who are protesting the anthem should “get the hell out” of the United States. And following this week’s NFL games, for a third time Ditka spoke out on the players who knelt during the anthem. STEELERS PLAYERS STAND FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM, HOLD BANNER BEFORE GAME VS. GIANTS ERIC REID DESCRIBES NFL'S SOCIAL JUSTICE PUSH...
    The villains from 80s movies who we love to hate The Best Home Office Chairs for Your Money Jerry Jones spoke about Dontari Poes decision to kneel during the national anthem It had been four years since Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustice, and no player on the Dallas Cowboys had joined in on that demonstration. © Provided by For The Win That changed on Sunday. Cowboys defensive tackle Dontari Poe became the first Dallas player to kneel for the anthem, and he did so with several standing teammates putting their hands on his shoulder. Over the years, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had been among the league’s most...
    Colin Kaepernick at the 2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Images The NFL played a video about social justice that showed Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality. Kaepernick and Reid both criticized the video on Twitter, calling the league's stance "half-hearted" and "diabolical." Kaepernick and Reid both filed collusion grievances against the NFL that were settled in 2019. Both are currently unsigned. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, who both started kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality in 2016, are criticizing the NFL's "half-hearted" messages of social justice. During Week 1 of the NFL season,...
    Many Baltimore Ravens players stood during the playing of "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," known as the black national anthem, before Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns — then took a knee when the U.S. national anthem was played, according to Outkick. The Ravens stood for the black national anthem. And then most of the team kneeled for the national anthem. That, my… https://t.co/GoMBvCEgvq — Clay Travis (@Clay Travis)1600027628.0The NFL is playing the black national anthem before all of its opening week games as a part of its anti-racism initiatives, which include social justice messaging in the end zones and around the stadiums, as well as pregame presentations. Playing "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" has caused some division among players...
    (CNN)The first NFL Sunday of the season kicked off with players and teams acknowledging the racial strife that has engulfed the United States in recent months.It was a far cry from past seasons, when Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL didn't support then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protests against police brutality and racism.Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since he sparked controversy by sitting, then kneeling, during the National Anthem before several games to protest the police shootings of Black men and other social injustices faced by the Black community. His protests received some support from fellow players but also attracted criticism, most notably from President Donald Trump.All that was before the protests sparked by the death...
    NFL players and coaches from teams across the league showed solidarity with Black Lives Matter on the first football Sunday of the season. The Minnesota Vikings, who took on the Green Bay Packers, honored the family of George Floyd -- who died in Minneapolis earlier this year sparking protests across the country. 6Mykal Walker of the Atlanta Falcons kneels as both the Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks took a knee after the opening kickoffCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6Sam Eguavoen and Xavien Howard of the Miami Dolphins kneel before their game against the New England PatriotsCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6Washington Football Team players kneel on the field after the performance of Lift Every Voice and SingCredit: Alamy Live News...
    (Reuters) - National Football League players staged pre-game protests taking a knee during the playing of the U.S. national anthem on Sunday in mostly empty stadiums, avoiding the embarrassment of fans booing that overshadowed the season opener. The Jacksonville Jaguars were the only team hosting a Week One game allowing fans in on Sunday, so there were no repeats of Thursday's scenes at Arrowhead Stadium when members of the Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans were booed during a moment of silence for social justice. The Jaguars took no chances and like several teams remained in the locker room during the singing of "Lift Every Voice and Sing," often called the Black national anthem, and the "Star-Spangled...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on Week 1 in the NFL (all times EDT): 1:35 p.m. Players and coaches kicked off the 2020 season in different ways when it came to social justice messages. Some knelt. Some stood. Some didn’t come out for the national anthem. The Minnesota Vikings locked arms in the end zone about a half-hour before their game against Green Bay for the recorded performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” after nine family members of the late George Floyd were recognized on the video board from their perch in the upper concourse. The group included three brothers and one sister of Floyd, the handcuffed Black man who died on May 25 about three miles from...
    Players across the NFL kneeled during the national anthem Sunday to start the season. While some teams refused to even leave the locker room, many other players and at least one head coach took a knee during the anthem, according to multiple reports. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) #Colts head coach Frank Reich kneeling during the national anthem as his players stand around him with arms linked. — Taylor Tannebaum (@TaylorTannebaum) September 13, 2020 Eight Panthers players knelt for the national anthem and nine raised their fists. All of the Raiders stood for the national anthem. ⁦@AP_Top25⁩ pic.twitter.com/lmacg7QfK2 — Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) September 13, 2020 Neither the Jets nor the Bills were...
    The Green Bay Packers will reportedly be staying in their locker room while the National Anthem is played on Sunday.  When the Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, you won’t be seeing Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams and the rest of their teammates out on the field as early as you might have imagined. That’s because Green Bay has made the decision to not take the gridiron for the National Anthem. According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, the Packers have decided as a team that they’ll be staying inside their locker room while both National Anthems are being played at U.S Bank Stadium in Minnesota. Just said on @NFLGameDay: As of now, the #Packers plan to stay...
    Baker Mayfield stands for the anthem ahead of a game against the Denver Broncos, November 3, 2019. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Baker Mayfield says he will stand for the national anthem as the Cleveland Browns open their season on Sunday. Mayfield in June said he planned to kneel for the anthem and didn't care if he lost fans over the gesture. However, in a statement on Twitter, Mayfield said kneeling would "only create more division or discussion about the gesture, rather than be a solution towards our country's problem at hand." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield will stand for the national anthem ahead of his team's Week 1 matchup against...
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield will now stand during the national anthem. Mayfield had previously said that he would take a knee during the national anthem, but he’s  now reversed course. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The Browns starter tweeted a lengthy statement Saturday announcing that he would stand during the anthem. You can read his full statement below. pic.twitter.com/UUbEj66JDv — Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) September 12, 2020 Well, it didn’t take long for Mayfield to reverse his plan. He’s all about unity now, but I’d love to know what went into him reversing course. The reality of the situation is that the NFL got hammered when the national anthem protests first started with...
    Saints quarterback Drew Brees underestimated the implications of making an anti-kneeling statement at the height of nationwide protests against police brutality and racism earlier this summer. He told Yahoo Sports in June that any NFL player who took a knee during the national anthem was “disrespecting the flag of the United States’ and “our country.” “Is everything right with our country right now? No, it is not,” Brees said in the interview. “We still have a long way to go. But I think what you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart, is it shows unity. It shows that we are all in this together, we can all do better and that...
    Polling data released this week shows that public support of American sports has decreased significantly over the past year, largely due to the political activism of players. “The sports industry now has a negative image, on balance, among Americans as a whole, with 30% viewing it positively and 40% negatively, for a -10 net-positive score,” Gallup said. “This contrasts with the +20 net positive image it enjoyed in 2019, when 45% viewed it positively and 25% negatively.” Andy Mark Miller The drop in support came overwhelmingly from people who identify as Republican, with a 46-point drop in favorability from that voting bloc compared to a 5-point drop from Democrats since last year. Non-white people embraced a negative...
    Saying they're tired of 'empty gestures' in the fight for racial equality, Miami Dolphins players released a video announcing they will remain in the locker room for both the 'The Star-Spangled Banner' and 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' anthems prior to the team's season opener in New England on Sunday.  Similarly, the Houston Texans stayed off the field for both songs before Thursday night's NFL season opener in Kansas City. League stadiums are playing 'Lift Every Voice and Sing,' considered by many to be the 'black national anthem,' before each Week 1 game of the new season following commissioner Roger Goodell's admission in May that the NFL should have listened sooner to players' concerns about racism.   The Dolphins' video, which was released...
    The Miami Dolphins won’t be on the field for the national anthem during the 2020 season. Miami players appeared in a video Thursday night announcing that the team will remain in the locker room during the national anthem. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The Houston Texans did the same to open the season. #Dolphins players are united in staying inside for both national anthems, united on social justice, and united on demanding less captions and more actions. They seek justice, answers, and real change. A video ???????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/KmtmtdyJbC — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 10, 2020 Around and around we go with the NFL and national anthem debates! It just never ends. If...
    Give the players credit. The first two teams to take the field for the 2020 NFL season—the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans— knew a lot of eyes would be on them Thursday night. After a summer of athlete protests, including postponed NBA, MLB and NHL games, they could have refused to play. They could have all taken a knee during the national anthem. But instead they played, and played it cool.  The Texans stayed in their locker room during the playing of both the national anthem and “Lift Every Voice”—also known as the Black national anthem. Only one player on the Chiefs, defensive end Alex Okafor, took a knee. Then all players joined arms—standing—for a “moment of unity.” From...
    Players from the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans unite in a moment of silence before the start of a game at Arrowhead Stadium on September 10, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. Jamie Squire/Getty Images The Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans held a moment of silence "dedicated to the ongoing fight for equality" ahead of their game on Thursday night. Fans in attendance at Arrowhead Stadium could be heard booing through the moment of silence. On Twitter, fans called out those at the stadium for their boos. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Kansas City Chiefs fans booed through a moment of silence dedicated to "the ongoing fight for equality," before kickoff of the team's opening...
    (CNN)The 2020 NFL season kicked off Thursday evening with the Kansas City Chiefs playing the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. With a few fans in the audience, the game honored two national anthems -- both the "Star-Spangled Banner" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing," commonly known as the Black national anthem.Here's everything that happened before the game kicked off.Texans do not take field for either anthemThe Houston Texans elected to not take the field for either the National Anthem or the Black national anthem."Lift Every Voice and Sing" played first, and the Texans left the field and returned when the anthem was over. The Chiefs, meanwhile, stood arm-and-arm on the field during the song.Read MoreMinutes later, when the National Anthem...
    Albert Wilson #15 of the Miami Dolphins kneels during the playing of the national anthem prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Hard Rock Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images The Miami Dolphins announced on Thursday that they would not take the field for the national anthem before their Week 1 game against the New England Patriots. In a video shared on social media by several national reporters, the Dolphins read out a poem that made clear they'd remain in the locker room for both the national anthem and the playing of "Lift Every Voice And Sing" before kickoff. Players also called out the NFL for "fluff and empty gestures" towards...
    The Houston Texans didn’t take the field for the national anthem during the first NFL game of the season. The Texans remained in the locker room during the national anthem, and the Chiefs all stood during America’ iconic song, except for Alex Okafor. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Alex Okafor was kneeling during the anthem, with a teammate’s hand on each shoulder. — Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) September 11, 2020 Honestly, if the choices are between staying in the locker room or kneeling, I’d rather just have the players stay in the locker room. At least that way they’re not taking the focus away from the anthem. It’s certainly a better option than...
    The Dolphins will not take the field for the anthem this Sunday NFL players have had time to see what MLB, NHL, and NBA players have done to speak out about social injustice this summer. While those movements came together suddenly, thanks to the Milwaukee Bucks, NFL teams have had time to plan their moves for the season. The Miami Dolphins are one team that wants to send a message in Week 1. The team released a video declaring they will stay in their locker room for the playing of the national anthem. BREAKING NEWS: The@MiamiDolphins players will stay inside for both national anthems. They express their discontentment with what they call “fluff and empty gestures” by the @NFL pic.twitter.com/ghUktHhPt9...
    The vast majority of people don’t plan on watching NFL games if players kneel. The first game of the 2020 season is Thursday night when the Chiefs and Texans play, and there’s a good chance we could see players kneel during the national anthem. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) I asked people in a Twitter poll if they’d tune out in the event of kneeling, and the results weren’t close at all. Of the 4,850 voters, 86.7% voted that they would stop watching if players take a knee during the anthem. The first NFL game of the season is Thursday night. Will you watch if players kneel during the national anthem? — David Hookstead...
    The Cincinnati Bengals are reportedly considering protesting during the national anthem this Sunday. According to Cincinnati.com, the team is debating whether to kneel during the national anthem or to stay in the locker room prior to the game against the Chargers. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) A final decision hasn’t been made at this time, according to the report.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Cincinnati Bengals (@bengals) on Sep 9, 2020 at 8:15am PDT Who is ready for the NFL season to be full of politics and debates about the national anthem? I know I sure am! There’s nothing football fans love more than pivoting the...
    After acknowledging for the first time this summer it previously mishandled player protests during the national anthem, the NFL decided to play “Lift Every Voice And Sing” before every Week 1 game this year. The song is often referred to as the Black national anthem because of its historic importance to Black culture in the U.S. Reactions to the NFL’s anthem plan have been mixed. For some critics, the playing of two anthems is an overreaction to backlash the league has received for stifling prior protests. For others, the NFL is not going far enough to meaningfully support a Black Lives Matter movement that had been largely ignored by corporate America until it became socially convenient to embrace. Regardless, the playing of the Black national anthem...
    Yes, the NFL technically still has a national anthem policy that prohibits players from kneeling during the singing or playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before games. But the rule is a pointless chapter in the league’s game operations manual. The policy, amended in 2018 a couple years after Colin Kaepernick sparked league-wide protests against racial injustice and police brutality by sitting and then kneeling during the national anthem, has never been enforced. That policy is under the microscope once again as the NFL begins its 2020 season. More police killings of unarmed Black people in recent months have prompted protests in the United States and globally, and the demonstrations have spilled into the sports world. NFL players were expected to protest these racial injustices,...
    Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, declared the NFL dead on Monday. Trump responded on Twitter to an article from the Washington Examiner about Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford revealing the team has given players the “green light” to protest during the national anthem. TYRONE CRAWFORD: COWBOYS GIVEN 'GREEN LIGHT' TO PROTEST DURING ANTHEM, WANT TO DO SOMETHING EYE-CATCHING “Football is officially dead — so much for ‘America’s sport.’ Goodbye NFL... I’m gone,” the executive vice president of the Trump Organization wrote. Crawford revealed that Dallas officials had given players the opportunity to protest during the national anthem. “We definitely [have] the green light on all that, but also just trying to find something that's going to make...
    A black little league football player, 11, has left his team after facing a backlash for taking a knee during the National Anthem at a recent game. Elijah, who played for the Brooks Bears youth team in Atlanta, knelt on the field at the start of a game last month in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.  His parents said the young boy has now been forced to change teams after one of his coaches disapproved of his actions and made him feel unwelcome.   The symbol of protest has starkly divided opinion across America of late. National sports stars have taken a knee at games as a symbol of protest against systemic racism following a string of...
    Trump visits areas damaged by Hurricane Laura, NBA resumes playoffs, MTV VMA Awards: 5 things to know this weekend How to Stuff a Turkey the Right Way (for the Juiciest, Most Flavorful Result) Here’s why Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley didn’t kneel during the Canadian nation anthem on Friday Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley was the lone exception as 21 other starters took a knee to protest police brutality and systemic racism as the Canadian national anthem played before Friday’s MLS match between the Reds and Montreal Impact — the first MLS game to be played since 10 teams refused to take the field Wednesday in response to Jacob Blake being shot by Wisconsin cops earlier in the week....
    Former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann said he will stand for the national anthem while also supporting Black Lives Matter, with the Super Bowl champion saying "we have to respect each others' position." “We all want social justice,” Theismann, 70, told Fox Business anchor Neil Cavuto. “One of the things that’s bothered me a little bit is I haven’t heard of any changes that have gone forward. "I think we really need to enlighten people more and say 'OK, we’re talking about social justice but we just don’t just need activism, we need action.' We need to see something happening going forward so that people can feel good about what is going on.” “I will stand for the national anthem. I don’t...
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    Wisconsin shooting: Kenosha police shoot Black man as children watch from a vehicle, attorney says 14 hotels across the US that offer standalone cottages, villas, cabins, and bungalows for a socially distant stay Roger Goodell opens up about the much-needed conversation he had with his Black nephew NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was watching an episode of former linebacker Emmanuel Acho’s digital show, “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” when he realized something about his own life. He needed to talk with his nephew, Charlie. ‘We’ve got to make this world better’Goodell sat down with Acho for a two-part series that aired on Sunday and Monday. They discussed a number of topics in the digital show, including former quarterback Colin Kaepernick...
    The artists formally known as the Dixie Chicks gave their first nationwide performance as “The Chicks” on Thursday, singing the National Anthem at the Democratic convention. The country trio sung a powerful cappella rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner via tape at the start of the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention where Joe Biden will formally accept the party’s nomination. The 13-time Grammy-winning band changed their name in June under political pressure, dropping the “Dixie” which refers to the Maison-Dixon line which separated the free and slave-owning southern states. Spurned by a nationwide conversation on race after the death of George Floyd, critics said the band name was offensive. Members Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, Martie Maguire...
    The Chicks, formerly known as the Dixie Chicks, performed the national anthem Thursday during the final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The Chicks sang an a cappella version of The Star-Spangled Banner in front of a blue-green background, each singer with a separated camera angle shot, for the first ever virtual national convention. .@TheChicks singing the national anthem is everything we needed.#DemConvention pic.twitter.com/SFxVg2lTRM — 2020 #DemConvention ???????? (@DemConvention) August 21, 2020 Comprised of members Natalie Maines, 41, Martie Maguire, 46, and Emily Robison, 43, The Chicks announced their slot to perform at the Democratic National Convention in an August 14 tweet, and encouraged their followers to vote. The Chicks recently dropped the word “dixie” from their name...
    Day 4 underway as Dems get closer to have their candidate Quest for the Stanley Cup: Scores, schedules in the bubble Watch the Chicks perform the national anthem at the Democratic National Convention Talk about ending things on a high note. © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Palace Sports and Entertainment The Chicks performed the national anthem on the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Natalie Maines, Martie Erwin Maguire, and Emily Strayer sang their rendition remotely following remarks from former presidential candidate Andrew Yang and actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Also on Thursday, Cedric Richmond Jr., the son of Rep. Cedric Richmond, recited the Pledge of Allegiance. © Palace Sports and Entertainment The Chicks performed the...
    The artists formally known as the Dixie Chicks gave their first nationwide performance as “The Chicks” on Thursday, singing the National Anthem at the Democratic convention. The country trio sung a powerful cappella rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner via tape at the start of the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention where Joe Biden will formally accept the party’s nomination. The 13-time Grammy-winning band changed their name in June under political pressure, dropping the “Dixie” which refers to the Maison-Dixon line which separated the free and slave-owning southern states. Spurned by a nationwide conversation on race after the death of George Floyd, critics said the band name was offensive. Members Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, Martie Maguire said...
    The moderator kicking off the Muslim Delegates Assembly meeting during day two of the Democratic National Convention skipped “under God” while leading the virtual audience in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” he recited, skipping “under God”: Kicking off the @JoeBiden/@DNC Muslim Delegates & Allies Assembly, moderator skips "Under God" while reciting The Pledge of Allegiance pic.twitter.com/oCia4ybFUo — Chris Martin (@chrisjdmartin) August 18, 2020 Like the national anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance has remained a target of the far-left, which contends that it is both racist and exclusionary. Last year, a Pennsylvania school district moved...
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield still intends on kneeling for the national anthem. Mayfield sent shockwaves through the NFL back in June when he promised to kneel during the anthem this upcoming season. Now, it sounds like he’s not changing course at all, and is as committed as ever to the cause. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield says he’ll kneel during the national anthem. pic.twitter.com/xyq9J2WZg3 — David Hookstead (@dhookstead) June 13, 2020 Mayfield said the following about kneeling during the national anthem, according to Cleveland.com: Right is right, and wrong is wrong. There is a human rights issue that has been going on for a long time,...
    Violent crime soars during pandemic as confidence in police takes a hit Beloved grocery stores that are gone forever After being booed for kneeling, FC Dallas to remain in the locker room during national anthem in Nashville rematch After being booed and having objects thrown at them by their own fans for taking a knee in protest of police brutality and systemic racism as the national anthem played before FC Dallas’ MLS game against Nashville SC last week, FCD’s players opted to remain in the locker room for the pregame ceremony during Sunday night’s rematch in Frisco, the team announced. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports After being booed by some Dallas-area fans for kneeling during the national anthem last...
    Fans booed as professional soccer players on FC Dallas and Nashville SC kneeled for the national anthem before their game in Frisco, Texas, on Wednesday. The players had initially requested that the anthem not be played before the game. Officials denied the request, so the players knelt while the anthem played to protest racial injustice. The fans apparently disapproved, booing the social justice demonstration. Nashville SC eventually won the game 1-0. Dallas defender Reggie Cannon reacted to the crowd in a press conference after the game, saying that the crowd’s booing was “absolutely disgusting.” “I think it was disgusting. I think it was absolutely disgusting. You got fans booing you for people taking a stand for what they believe in...
    FC Dallas kneels as the national anthem is played ahead of their game against Nashville SC on August 12, 2020. Omar Vega/Getty Images FC Dallas fans booed while players took a knee during the national anthem on Wednesday night. It was the first MLS game played outside of the Orlando bubble in six months. After the match, FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon called the boos "absolutely disgusting." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon didn't mince words while calling out critics of MLS players' on-field protests on Wednesday night. "Absolutely disgusting," Cannon told reporters after the game. "You got fans booing for people taking a stand for what they believe in." It was...
    Dallas FC players received boos from fans during Wednesday night’s opening game against Nashville SC for kneeling during the national anthem. Both Dallas FC and Nashville SC players all took a knee at the start of the game, according to The Guardian. “You can’t even have support from your own fans in your own stadium.” — FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem on Wednesday. https://t.co/KyTPVuiltQ — ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 13, 2020 Dallas defender Reggie Cannon claimed the boos were “disgraceful.” “You can’t even have support from your own fans in your own stadium. It’s baffling to me,”...
    MLS players took a knee during the National Anthem Wednesday and were booed.MLS were booed for taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem on Wednesday. With the MLS is Back tournament in the books with Portland Timbers defeating “hometown” Orlando City SC, the 2020 MLS season continues now back at team’s home stadiums rather than inside of the Orlando bubble. The two teams that were prevented from playing in the bubble due to coronavirus outbreaks in FC Dallas and Nashville SC made their return to the pitch Wednesday. In front of a sparsely attended crowd at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, players took a knee during the playing of the United States’ National Anthem and were promptly...
    It sounds like Jerry Jones is open to the idea of Dallas Cowboys players kneeling during the national anthem. National anthem protests are expected to sweep across the NFL this season, and Jones wants to handle the situation delicately. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Highlight: @readdanwrite asks @drewbrees what the star NFL quarterback thinks about “players kneeling again when the NFL season starts.”@drewbrees: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.” Full exchange: pic.twitter.com/MpCkFyOMed — Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) June 3, 2020 According to Jon Machota, Jones addressed his very well-known belief that everyone should stand, and said Wednesday, “That was then, this is...
    FOXBOROUGH, MA - AUGUST 22: Eric Reid #25 of the Carolina Panthers kneels during the playing of the National Anthem prior to the start of the preseason game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) President Donald Trump doesn’t want the NFL to return if there will be kneeling. President Donald Trump was talking sports on the radio Tuesday morning and his comments were perfectly on-brand. He spoke with Fox Sports Radio and one key topic was whether he will be watching the NFL this fall. Trump has never been a huge football fan, but his remarks regarding the NFL should come as a surprise to no...
    Savannah Rychcik August 11, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump is telling the NFL not to bother with kicking off the season if its players are going to kneel for the national anthem.  During a Tuesday morning interview with Fox Sports Radio and founder of Outkick, host Clay Travis asked Trump how confident he is the opener between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs will still be held on September 10. “Well, they want to open, and they want to open badly, and they’ve been working with government,” Trump said. He added, “I would say this if they don’t stand for the national anthem, I hope they don’t open. But other than that, I’d love to see them open,...
    Over 800 told to quarantine in Ga. school district This number shows a stunning reversal in the chances of Main Streets survival Donald Trump on NFL: If they dont stand for the national anthem, I hope they dont open President Donald Trump called into Clay Travis’s Fox Sports radio show on Tuesday morning to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on sports, but he couldn’t resist hitting on his favorite topic: athletes protesting by kneeling during the national anthem. After talking about Tom Brady’s move from the New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Trump discussed the NFL as a whole. He complimented the NFL and team owners for working with “government” to open their season safely amid...
    President Donald Trump doesn’t want the NFL to return during the coronavirus pandemic if players kneel for the national anthem. The NFL starts in less than a month, and it’s widely believed that players across the league will take a knee during the anthem. If players kneel, Trump hopes the games don’t happen. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) “If they don’t stand for the national anthem, I hope they don’t open. But other than that, I’d love to see them open, and we’re doing everything possible for getting them open. They can protest in other ways. They shouldn’t protest our flag or our country,” Trump said during a Tuesday interview with Clay Travis. You...
    Liberty University names acting president after Falwell placed on indefinite leave Ruby Tuesday has shut down more than one-third of its restaurants this year as the chain buckles under pandemic pressures and an aging customer base Brett Favre: ‘There’s no right answer’ about kneeling in protest during the national anthem Plenty of NFL players have already committed to kneeling during the national anthem this season — something that has been a growing trend in the sports world in recent weeks.  © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Brett Favre doesn't think "there's a right answer" when it comes to kneeling during the national anthem. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Though the issue isn’t as divisive as it was when Colin...
    (CBSLA)- LeBron James told reporters Wednesday night that the NBA won’t miss the viewership of President Donald Trump. The comments came in response to President Trump’s interview with Fox News on Wednesday morning where he said that he finds it “disgraceful” when athletes kneel during the national anthem and that he just turns off the game when it happens. James was asked about those comments following the LA’s Wednesday night loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He said that he doesn’t believe the basketball community will miss the viewership. “I really don’t think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership, him viewing the game,” said James. “And that’s all I got to say.” Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc...
    Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James hit back at Donald Trump on Wednesday after the president branded NBA stars who kneel during the national anthem "disgraceful." The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player rebuked Mr. Trump's comments in the aftermath of a 105-86 loss to Oklahoma City in the Orlando bubble as the league restarts following a four-month COVID-19 shutdown. James smiled when asked about Mr. Trump's comments that he did more for the black community than any president except maybe Abraham Lincoln, who freed slaves in the 19th Century. "Trying to make me laugh right now? I appreciate that," James said. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Mr. Trump told Fox News he turns away when he sees...
    President Trump called Black Lives Matter a 'Marxist group', questioned its credibility and made fun of athletes for taking a knee in a rambling interview with Fox and Friends on Wednesday. The president phoned into his favorite morning show to discuss the anti-police brutality movement and how it had affected sport around the country.  He also said that no other president had done more for the black community than he had, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln.  'Black Lives Matter, when did it start? Marching down the street screaming "pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon,"' Trump said in reference to a single 2015 protest in Minneapolis which sparked tensions in the town.  Scroll down for video  The...
    The Los Angeles Lakers kneel during the national anthem before a game. Ashley Landis/Pool Photo/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters NBA teams have been kneeling during the national anthem before games in the bubble. Several players have compared the gesture to George Floyd's death, noting they're only kneeling for a fraction of the time that a police officer kneeled on Floyd's neck. While in the NBA's bubble, players have tried to keep the focus on social justice reform and racial inequality. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Even as the 2019-20 NBA season resumed in a bubble, players expressed a desire to keep the focus on social justice reform and Black Lives Matter. Through the first few days of games,...
    Four NHL players kneeled during the national anthem Monday night prior to the Dallas Stars playing the Vegas Golden Knights. According to Mike Leslie, Stars players Tyler Seguin and Jason Dickinson and Vegas players Ryan Reaves and Robin Lehner all took a knee during the anthem. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can watch a video of their kneeling below. Dallas Stars Tyler Seguin, Jason Dickinson took a knee tonight during the national anthem, in support of racial equality. They were joined on a knee buy two Vegas Golden Knights, Ryan Reaves and Robin Lehner.pic.twitter.com/y6f91IgKEP — Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) August 3, 2020 Congrats, everyone. We’ve officially done it! All the major sports leagues...
    California governor says COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, trending down Trader Joes Just Backtracked on This Big Brand Name Change NBA referee Brent Barnaky explains standing for the national anthem © David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images Magic forward Jonathan Isaac, Heat big Meyers Leonard and Spurs coaches Gregg Popovich and Becky Hammon drew plenty of attention for standing during the national anthem while nearly all NBA players, coaches and referees kneeled. Referee Brent Barnaky also stood. Tim Bontemps of ESPN: In a statement to ESPN, referee Brent Barnaky explains his decision to stand for the national anthem before yesterday’s Celtics-Bucks game: pic.twitter.com/WBRBq4NCkl — Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) August 1, 2020 This isn’t much of an explanation. Nor does it need to be....
    The Twitter account for “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz” posted an absurd tweet Monday about Jonathan Isaac. According to Outkick, the official Twitter account for the show hosted by Dan Le Batard tweeted and then deleted a poll asking, “Is it funny that the guy who refused to kneel immediately blew out his knee?” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can see a screenshot of the deleted tweet below. @espn don’t worry . We say it pic.twitter.com/1IR2w1A6Mq — Bubba (@FinsBubba) August 3, 2020 Orlando Magic player Jonathan Isaac was the first player in the NBA to stand for the national anthem when the league started back up in Orlando at Disney....
    You can kneel during the national anthem and still love America and support police officers. You can stand during the national anthem and still believe black lives matter and police brutality is wrong. The primary narrative surrounding a peaceful protest should be the issue being protested, not an obsessive accounting of which individuals choose to participate and which ones don't. Everyone who kneels during the national anthem is not saying the same thing. Some of them are publicly expressing their opposition to police brutality. Some of them are protesting racial injustice in broader terms. Some are supporting Black Lives Matter. Maybe some of them actually do hate America. I imagine many, if not most of them, don't really...
    Jersey sales for Orlando Magic player Jonathan Isaac have gone through the roof over the past few days. According to BroBible, Isaac’s jersey was the second best selling in the NBA as of Sunday after he stood alone during the national anthem. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Orlando Magic player Jonathan Isaac stood alone for the national anthem. This is what courage looks like. When the rest of the NBA took a knee, Isaac stood with pride for America. Sometimes, when you stand for what is right, you must stand alone. pic.twitter.com/fl4cb2qbtF — David Hookstead (@dhookstead) July 31, 2020 I checked the NBA store myself Monday morning, and many versions of Isaac’s jersey...
    The US Navy is investigating videos purportedly shot during a 2019 fundraiser at The National Navy SEAL Museum in Florida, showing a demonstration where K-9 dogs attacked a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick football jersey.  The videos, which have since been removed, were posted on Instagram in January 2019 and feature a man called Josh, acting as a target for several dogs. The clips were apparently shot at a Navy Seal Museum fundraising event in January 2019 in Fort Pierce, Florida.  The first video caption states that 'Colin Kaepernick stand in Josh gets attacked by 5 Navy SEAL dogs for not standing during the National Anthem at a Navy SEAL Museum fundraiser.' Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce used ¿Colin Kaepernick stand-in"...
    Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard has no regrets about standing for the national anthem before a Saturday game. Leonard stood alone before the Heat played the Denver Nuggets, and he’s been blowing up all over social media ever since. Now, he’s defended his choice, and said his brother’s military service is one of the reasons why he stood. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Miami Heat player Meyers Leonard stands alone during the national anthem with his hand over his heart as the rest of the team kneels. How many more NBA players will have the courage to stand during the national anthem? pic.twitter.com/bUDOOFbya8 — David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 1, 2020 “I am with...
    NBA legend Ron Artest has no interest in kneeling during the national anthem. National anthem protests are front and center again in the world of sports after the vast majority of NBA players refused to stand. Jonathan Isaac sent shockwaves through the league when he stood alone, and Artest would do the same if he was still playing. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Orlando Magic player Jonathan Isaac stood alone for the national anthem. This is what courage looks like. When the rest of the NBA took a knee, Isaac stood with pride for America. Sometimes, when you stand for what is right, you must stand alone. pic.twitter.com/fl4cb2qbtF — David Hookstead (@dhookstead) July 31,...
    Oklahoma City Thunder players kneel during the national anthem. Ashley Landis/Pool/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters Rep. Sean Roberts of Oklahoma suggested the state take away the tax breaks given to the Oklahoma City Thunder if players kneeled for the national anthem. The Republican lawmaker compared Black Lives Matter to "Marxism," saying the movement wants to "destroy nuclear families." The Thunder and Utah Jazz kneeled during the anthem, as teams have been doing in the NBA's "bubble" in Disney World. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. An Oklahoma lawmaker threatened to rescind the tax break for the Oklahoma City Thunder if players kneeled for the national anthem in the NBA's bubble. In a statement, Rep. Sean Roberts criticized the gesture,...
    EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 01: Malcolm Subban #30 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Darnell Nurse #25 of the Edmonton Oilers place their hands on Mathew Dumba of the Minnesota Wild during the national anthem of the United States before the Game One of the Eastern Conference Qualification Round prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on August 01, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta.Dumba spoke before the game about the NHL's support of Black Lives Matter and ending racism. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) Matt Dumba takes a knee to combat systemic racism  This past week, we’ve seen MLB and NBA players take a knee in solidarity during the United States national anthem to fight against systemic racism...
    Orlando Magic star Jonathan Isaac has explained his decision not to kneel for the national anthem or wear a Black Lives Matter shirt - the only NBA player so far since the restart not to do so. Bronx-born Isaac, 22, stood for the national anthem before Friday's game against the Brooklyn Nets - the second night of games since the league restarted at Disney World on Thursday night.   'Absolutely, I believe that Black Lives Matter,' he said afterwards.  'I also believe that kneeling while wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt doesn't go hand-in-hand with supporting black lives.' Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac stood for the national anthem before Friday's game In the press conference after the game, Isaac explained...
    Every single player on the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Rangers stood during the national anthem Saturday afternoon. In the first game of the NHL’s 24-team postseason return during the coronavirus pandemic, not a single player on either team took a knee. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) NHL players stand with pride during the national anthem in the first official game back. Not a single player took a knee during the national anthem! LeBron James could learn a thing or two. pic.twitter.com/m3kmjpNFjL — David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 1, 2020 Protesting during the national anthem is front and center again in the world of sports, and virtually the entire NBA has done it....
    Gregg Popovich has been outspoken over the years in his advocacy for racial justice and equality in America, but the Spurs coach was reticent Friday night about why he stood for the national anthem rather than take a knee with members of his team and the Kings. “I’d prefer to keep that to myself,” he told reporters after San Antonio’s 129-120 victory over Sacramento. “Everybody has to make a personal decision.” MORE: Charles Barkley explains his support for those who don’t kneel  Popovich said that the NBA has been “great” about allowing people to decide whether to stand or to kneel as a show of protest against police brutality and racial injustice. “Everybody has the freedom to react any way they...
    US posts more than 25,000 COVID-19 deaths in July 38,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Has Been Recalled Jonathan Isaac says he didnt kneel during the national anthem because All lives are supported through the Gospel Almost every player, coach and team personnel member in the NBA knelt during the national anthem throughout the start of the league’s opening weekend on Friday. Players from the four teams that played on Thursday did the same. © Provided by For The Win The only NBA player who did not take a knee during the national anthem was Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac. Isaac stuck out like a sore thumb. Not only was Isaac not on his knees, he also chose not to wear...
    Orlando Magic player Jonathan Isaac stood alone for the national anthem Friday night. Prior to the Friday night game between the Magic and Nets at the bubble in Disney, everyone except Isaac took a knee during the anthem. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Isaac stood with pride and he stood alone. He became the first player in the bubble at Disney to stand for the anthem. You can see a photo of it below. Orlando Magic player Jonathan Isaac stood alone for the national anthem. This is what courage looks like. When the rest of the NBA took a knee, Isaac stood with pride for America. Sometimes, when you stand for what is right,...
    Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr went on the attack on Friday, saying that those who oppose protests during the national anthem are “race-baiting.” Kerr slammed those who say taking a knee during the anthem is a sign of disrespect and said that he and his supporters are attempting to “eliminate racism and bigotry.” “With NBA games now in full force, the inevitable race baiting ‘kneeling is a sign of disrespect!’ tweets are coming,” Kerr tweeted on Friday. “Our message is clear: We love our country. And we also believe that this nation can and must do better to eliminate racism and bigotry. That is why we kneel.” With NBA games now in full force, the inevitable race baiting kneeling...
    Players from the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Dallas Stars, and Nashville Predators all stood to honor the playing of the national anthem in recent games. Not one single player kneeled. What are the details? On Tuesday, players for the Flyers and Penguins stood together in solidarity before their exhibition opener in Toronto. The respective teams stood together on the blue lines to show solidarity — and the Penguins made sure the message was clear. In a tweet, the beloved Pittsburgh team wrote, "The Penguins and Flyers, two of the fiercest rivals in sports, united in solidarity this afternoon, to stand up against social injustice, racism, and hate." "The teams stood...
    Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac stood for the national anthem before Friday's game against the Brooklyn Nets, becoming the first NBA player to do so rather than kneel in protest of racism since the league's season restarted at Disney World on Thursday night. Isaac, a 22-year-old African American, has not had the chance to explain his reasoning yet as the Nets-Magic game is currently ongoing. Not only did Isaac stand for the anthem, but he declined to wear a Black Lives Matter warmup t-shirt as all the other players did during the pre-game demonstration. As was the case before Thursday's games, players, coaches, and referees all took a knee and locked arms before Friday's Magic-Nets game with the obvious exception...
    NHL fans took a knee for their sport after Eric Trump praised the league's players for standing for the national anthem. Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images NHL fans are posting images of themselves kneeling in their jersey with the hashtag #Kneel4Hockey in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. As the NHL restart approaches, players have been standing side-by-side with their opponents as the national anthem played. Eric Trump tweeted out his support of players standing on Thursday night. On Friday, fans began making their #Kneel4Hockey posts, asking for a more clear show of support from the league. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. NHL fans are posting pictures of themselves kneeling in their jerseys with the hashtag #Kneel4Hockey on...
    While the NFL struggled for years to manage its national anthem kneeling controversy, including botched attempts to ban the protests, the NBA avoided the issue with an established rule requiring players to stand during the national anthem — a rule that the players followed without incident. Things have changed, however, and now NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has made the decision not to enforce the rule, allowing entire teams to kneel during the anthem as a form of social justice protest. "I respect our teams' unified act of peaceful protest for social justice and under these unique circumstances will not enforce our long-standing rule requiring standing during the playing of our national anthem," Silver said Thursday, according to the New...
    The Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr defended NBA players’ decision to kneel during the national anthem. Steve Kerr explained why so many in the NBA have kneeled in a tweet published Friday. With NBA games now in full force, the inevitable race baiting ‘kneeling is a sign of disrespect!’ tweets are coming. Our message is clear: We love our country. And we also believe that this nation can and must do better to eliminate racism and bigotry. That is why we kneel. — Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) July 31, 2020 “With NBA games now in full force, the inevitable race baiting ‘kneeling is a sign of disrespect!’ tweets are coming,” Kerr tweeted. “Our message is clear: We love...
    Jonathan Isaac stands for the national anthem. Ashley Landis, Pool/AP Images Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac was the only player among the Magic and Brooklyn Nets not to kneel during the national anthem. Isaac also wore his own jersey instead of the "Black Lives Matter" warmups players have been wearing. On Thursday, the New Orleans Pelicans, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers, and LA Cippers all kneeled during the national anthem. The DeVos family, which owns the Magic, released a statement on Friday supporting the players' protest. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac was the only player during the Magic-Brooklyn Nets game on Friday not to kneel for the national anthem. The move...
    (CNN)The Orlando Magic's Jonathan Isaac became the first NBA player to stand for the National Anthem as the league resumed play after a 20-week hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.The television broadcast showed Isaac, who is Black, standing as players and coaches from both teams, as well as referees, took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem. The 22-year-old forward was also the only player seen not wearing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt. Isaac can be seen wearing his Magic game jersey instead.Social media observers questioned why he chose to abstain from the league-wide protest. "I'm very curious about — and will be patient for — Jonathan Isaac's explanation here," tweeted basketball writer Dane Moore. "Standing for the...
    That’s baseball, Suzyn. Long before Gerrit Cole put ink to paper and realized a boyhood dream, Yankees radio voice Suzyn Waldman made a promise to Cole: Sign with New York and you get to hear me sing the national anthem. Well, prior to tonight’s Yankees home opener, Waldman is keeping that promise, as she’s set to sing the national anthem for an audience of Cole and everyone else allowed in the building. Among the Yankees’ pregame ceremonies before their home opener tonight: radio broadcaster Suzyn Waldman will sing the national anthem. She promised Gerrit Cole, long before he was a Yankee, she’d sing it if he signed with them. A promise is a promise. — James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) July...
    Charles Barkley thinks there’s nothing wrong with standing during the national anthem. There used to be a time in America where everyone stood during the national anthem, but those days seem to be gone. Thursday night, every single NBA player on four teams took a knee during the anthem. While Barkley doesn’t have an issue with that, he wants people to know that it’s still OK to stand in America. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Every player, coach and ref takes a knee during the national anthem before the Pelicans-Jazz game pic.twitter.com/LZy1A6s8VM — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 30, 2020 All players, coaches and refs take a knee and lock arms during the national...
    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James hopes that he’s made Colin Kaepernick proud. The three-time NBA champion kneeled during the national anthem Thursday night prior to a win against the Clippers. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) All players, coaches and refs take a knee and lock arms during the national anthem before the Lakers-Clippers game. pic.twitter.com/eZ9RHE3eh7 — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 31, 2020 According to ESPN, LeBron talked about kneeling after the game and said, “I hope we made Kaep proud.” .@KingJames hopes he and the NBA players who kneeled during the anthem made @Kaepernick7 proud. pic.twitter.com/hMEvGHvcUw — ESPN (@espn) July 31, 2020 Bang-up job, everyone. We’ve officially turned sports into a...
    Lucky recipient of a monster: Man snags 146-pound world record paddlefish in Oklahoma Trump was secretly recorded boasting on speakerphone of how many retweets he got for a post defending Confederate base names LeBron James says he hopes he and the rest of the NBA made Colin Kaepernick proud by kneeling during the national anthem © Getty/Mike Ehrmann James and his Lakers teammates kneeled during the national anthem on Thursday night. Getty/Mike Ehrmann LeBron James says he hopes he and the rest of the NBA made Colin Kaepernick "proud" with their pregame protests on the NBA's restart on Thursday. Players wore "Black Lives Matter" jerseys to warm up in before taking a knee during the American national anthem....
    James and his Lakers teammates kneeled during the national anthem on Thursday night. Getty/Mike Ehrmann LeBron James says he hopes he and the rest of the NBA made Colin Kaepernick "proud" with their pregame protests on the NBA's restart on Thursday. Players wore "Black Lives Matter" jerseys to warm up in before taking a knee during the American national anthem. "I hope we made Kaep proud," LeBron told reporters after. "I hope we continue to make Kaep proud." "Every single day I hope I make him proud on how I live my life, not only on the basketball floor, but off the floor. I want to always speak out against things that I feel like are unjust." James...
    LeBron James kneeled during the national anthem Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Lakers star and all the other players on the court took a knee during the anthem before the second game of the NBA’s return. You can watch the moment below. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) All players, coaches and refs take a knee and lock arms during the national anthem before the Lakers-Clippers game. pic.twitter.com/eZ9RHE3eh7 — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 31, 2020 The move by James and other players during the second game came after every player on the Jazz and Pelicans kneeled during the anthem Thursday. You can watch them kneeling and wearing Black Lives Matter shirts below....
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt took to social media to further explain why he will not kneel during the national anthem this upcoming season. In a post on his verified Instagram account on Thursday, Tuitt made his feelings clear. “I stand for the flag because I am a proud American. Like previously stated, this country has provided and rewarded my family in so many ways through our perseverance and hard work. I will continue to honor my country and be an example to my children to stand for what they believe in,” the post reads. Earlier in the week on his verified Twitter account, Tuitt said, “I’m not kneeling for the flag and screw anybody who...
    Activists attempt to disrupt Kansas City eviction court after coronavirus moratorium lifted Amazons online grocery sales tripled as people stayed home amid the coronavirus pandemic The entire Jazz and Pelicans teams took a knee during the national anthem The NBA returned to play on Thursday night nearly four months after play was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, and began with a strong display of solidarity when the entire Jazz and Pelicans teams took a knee during the national anthem. All players, coaches, and even referees participated in the peaceful protest. Both teams knelt together on the sidelines, and some locked arms while the anthem played. They also wore matching Black Lives Matter shirts during the anthem and throughout...
    US coronavirus: Midwest facing surge after spikes across the South and West You Have to Try These Famous Sandwiches in Denver and Beyond Everyone on the Court Kneeled During the National Anthem Before NBAs First Game Back The New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz are playing an actual, regular season NBA game tonight. Beforehand, every player, coach and official on the floor kneeled during the national anthem in a show of solidarity. It was a powerful moment before the league resumed its season. © Provided by The Big Lead The national anthem was performed remotely by Jean-Baptiste and it was outstanding, but it was incredible to see everyone on the floor taking a knee together during it. Some...
    Every single member of the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans took a knee during the national anthem Thursday. While the anthem played before the first game of the NBA’s return, all coaches, players and a ref took a knee. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can watch the video from Bleacher Report below. Every player, coach and ref takes a knee during the national anthem before the Pelicans-Jazz game pic.twitter.com/LZy1A6s8VM — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 30, 2020 Around and around we go, folks. The national anthem protests aren’t coming to an end. I think you can expect this to happen a lot in the NBA. We’ve seen it in the MLB...
    via TNT/NBA The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans all kneeled for the national anthem before the first game of the NBA bubble. Players have wanted to keep the focus on social justice reform in the bubble and were planning gestures for the national anthem. The NBA has a rule requiring players to stand for the national anthem, and Commissioner Adam Silver said the league would "address" any kneeling when it occurred. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans kicked off the first game of the NBA bubble on Thursday by kneeling during the national anthem. The gesture included every player and coach taking a knee around the "Black Lives Matter"...
    (CNN)Players with the New Orleans Pelicans and the Utah Jazz restarted the NBA's season by kneeling during the National Anthem.Moments ago just before tip off, the players, coaches and game officials all took a knee. The players also wore black "Black Lives Matter" shirts both during warm-ups and the National Anthem.Some contained messages like, "Equality," "I am a man," "Ally," and, "Say her name," sending a clear message in support of the social justice movement. See the momentThe @PelicansNBA & @utahjazz kneel for the National Anthem ahead of the NBA restart. pic.twitter.com/TCFolP06HM— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) July 30, 2020 Read MoreThe NBA isn't the first league to restart their season with players kneeling in support of the movement.The WNBA, when...
    The majority of Americans are okay with athletes taking a knee during the national anthem, according to a new poll — but there was a steep divide along racial and political lines. A CBS News survey released Thursday of more than 2,000 adults found 58 percent think it’s acceptable for pro players to kneel in protest during the Star-Spangled Banner. The numbers show that only 48 percent of white people polled were on board with the protests, compared to 88 percent among black residents, and 62 percent of Hispanics. Politics also made a difference, as 88 percent of Democrats surveyed thought it was acceptable take a knee, with 55 percent of independent voters agreeing — but only 23 percent of...
    The majority of white Americans believe that profession athletes kneeling in protest during the nation anthem is 'unacceptable', a new poll conducted by CBS has determined.  According to the results, 52 percent of white Americans believe it is wrong for an athlete to kneel during The Star-Spangled banner, compared to 48 percent who say the protest is acceptable. Those findings contrasted dramatically to the opinions of black and Hispanic respondents, who voted overwhelmingly in favor of the demonstration at a rate of 88 percent and 62 percent respectively.   In addition to race, the results also indicated divisions along political and generational lines among the 2,008 respondents.  The majority of Americans believe profession athletes kneeling during the national anthem against racial discrimination is...
    The New Orleans Pelicans an Utah Jazz will reportedly kneel in protest of racism during the national anthem when the league restarts its pandemic-interrupted season on Thursday; and despite a longstanding rule against the practice, NBA commissioner Adam Silver appears open to the idea.    'I respect peaceful protest,' Silver told ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday. 'I'm not sure what our players will do when they come out tomorrow night and we'll of course address it at the time, but I also understand these are highly unusual times.'   Protests have erupted across the country since the death of George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis police custody during a violent arrest on May 25. The protests against racial injustice have grown...
    Adam Silver confirmed kneeling during the national anthem is against the NBA rules, but added he respects peaceful protest and acknowledged “these are highly unusual times.” The 2019-20 NBA season is set to return Thursday amid the coronavirus pandemic. As well as the global crisis, the season’s suspension has coincided with a period of protest across the United States and beyond following the death of George Floyd in police custody. The incident brought the Black Lives Matter movement to the fore, with its message to be painted on the floor for the upcoming games in Florida. Here is the NBA restart court in Orlando: the spaced out chairs are the socially distanced bench, Black Lives Matter is written on the court....
    (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) WNBA superstar Brittney Griner sees no value in playing the national anthem before sporting events during these precarious times and if she has to sit in her locker room before each game to prove her point, so be it. According to the Washington Post, following in the footsteps of other athletes taking a stand for social justice, the Phoenix Mercury center and 2019 WNBA MVP runner-up, has opted to forego the anthem for this upcoming season. Read More: Michelle Obama encourages NBA, WNBA players to use their platform to promote voting (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) “I honestly feel we should not play the national anthem during our season,” Griner recently explained...
    Pittsburgh Steelers star Stephon Tuitt won’t take a knee during the national anthem. There are going to be gigantic national anthem protests all over the NFL during the 2020 season, but Tuitt won’t be joining. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) He tweeted Monday that he’s not taking a knee and added, “screw anybody who have a problem with that.” He cited his grandmother being an immigrant as a major reason why he won’t take a knee. Also I’m not kneeling for the flag and screw anybody who have a problem with that. My grandmother was a immigrant from the Carribean and age worked her ass off to bring 20 people over the right way....
    Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt has said that he will not be kneeling during the national anthem when the NFL season resumes in September.   'Also I’m not kneeling for the flag and screw anybody who have a problem with that,' Tuitt wrote on Twitter on Monday. 'My grandmother was a immigrant from the Caribbean and she worked her ass off to bring 20 people over the right way. She had no money and educated herself to be a nurse. She living good now,' he continued.  Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt, 27, said in a tweet on Monday that he will not kneel during the National Anthem Tuitt made his stance about kneeling during the national anthem...
    Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt says when and if his teammates kneel during the national anthem before games this year, he won't be joining them. “ ... I’m not kneeling for the flag and screw anybody who have a problem with that,” Tuitt tweeted on Monday. “My grandmother was a immigrant from the Carribean and age [sic] worked her ass off to bring 20 people over the right way. She had no money and educated herself to be a nurse. She living good now.” In a separate Twitter post, sent just minutes earlier, Tuitt said, "I think alot of Athletes need to stop worrying about the public and people who tell them what to do with their...
    Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Mike Ditka didn't mince words when he was asked about athletes who kneel during the national anthem."If it was up to me, I'd say no," Ditka responded when asked about kneeling. "If you can't respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country. That's the way I feel. Of course, I'm old- fashioned. So, I'm only going to say what I feel."Ditka is the Chairman of the X League, which is a women's tackle football league that according to its website is set to make its debut in April of 2021.The X League did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNN.Once known as the Lingerie Football League, it was...
    Phoenix Mercury stars Brittney Griner and Brianna Turner said Monday they were opposed to the league playing the national anthem prior to games. AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack WNBA teams walked off the court in protest prior to the national anthem during the opening weekend of the league's 2020 season. Conservatives including Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, and commentator Tomi Lahren criticized the WNBA and poked fun at the league's following in response to the demonstrations. In speaking to the media, Phoenix Mercury stars Brittney Griner and Brianna Turner said they were opposed to the league playing the national anthem. Griner added that she would continue to leave the floor throughout the season. Visit Insider's homepage for more...