buzzybhn (buzzybhn) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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US Soccer repeals rule requiring players to stand during the anthem


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- The rule requiring players to stand was implemented after Megan Rapinoe knelt in support of Colin Kaepernick in 2016.
- Before implementing the rule Rapinoe knelt multiple times during the anthem (first for her club team then the national team), she was subsequently left off multiple rosters with no real explanation as to why.
- Once US Soccer implemented Policy 604-1, Rapinoe was called back up. She didn't kneel again but also didn't sing the anthem or put her hand on her chest.
- They repealed the policy yesterday. It wasn't a unanimous decision.
- 1 player from each of the 3 national teams (Womens, Mens, Para) were on the call and at least 1 of them argued the policy should be kept.


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Tags: race / racism, sports / athletes, sports / athletes - soccer / football
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