US Soccer introduces new rules mandating players stand during the national anthem

  • The country’s national soccer league is putting a stop to the widespread protest sparked by Colin Kaepernick back in August.
  • In response to 2016’s spate of protests by athletes, U.S. Soccer rolled out new behavioral requirements Saturday — namely, that athletes can’t sit or take a knee during the national anthem.
  • According to a tweet from Fox Soccer analyst and host Stuart Holden, the new policy states all members of the national soccer team must “stand respectfully during the playing of national anthems at any event in which the Federation is represented.”
  • U.S. Women’s Soccer player Megan Rapinoe made a show of solidarity with Kaepernick during two September games. Read more (3/7/17 10:38 AM)

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