Friday, September 9, 2016

COLIN KAEPERNICK VICTORY: ALLIES STEP FORWARD AND MAKING THE RIGHT PEOPLE UPSET



A few days ago, in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, LGBTQ activist and soccer player Megan Rapinoe went down on one knee instead of saluting during the national anthem.  






In order to stop Rapinoe from doing it again, soccer team owner Bill Lynch, had the unaware players kept in the locker rooms until after the anthem was over.


Feeling Rebloggy
"Punctuated by lightning, rainstorms, and a stunning first goal by Crystal Dunn, Wednesday night’s match-up between the Washington Spirit and Seattle Reign at Maureen Hendricks Field had huge implications for the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs.
But after both teams were unexpectedly and purposefully kept in the locker room while the national anthem was played on the field — and after Spirit and owner Bill Lynch released a scathing statement explaining the decision was intended to prevent Reign star Megan Rapinoe from “hijacking our organization’s event” by taking a knee during the national anthem as a way to protest the state of race relations in the country — it’s clear the repercussions of the game are far more wide-reaching...."
~Think Progress

This attempt to thwart Rapinoe backfired. And probably made helped make Colin Kaepernick's point. 

Read More: 

https://thinkprogress.org/washington-spirit-megan-rapinoe-protest-5b051600677b#.30eqkm3ek