Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Kneels During The National Anthem in Support of Kaepernick & His Message
What a difference a week makes.
During the San Francisco 49ers’ third preseason game, QB Colin Kaepernick silently protested the injustice minorities have to deal with in this country, and all of America lost its mind. The focus was put more on how he did it rather than the actual message that Kaepernick was speaking about.
On Sunday, Kaepernick got some support from an unlikely source when women’s soccer player Megan Rapinoe followed his example and kneeled during the playing of the National Anthem, while also giving a ‘nod to Kaepernick’.
It’s the least I can do. Keep the conversation going. https://t.co/qwfHcqgV6J
— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) September 5, 2016
She also had this to say:
This is what being a white ally to people of color fighting for racial justice looks like. Well done Megan Rapinoe pic.twitter.com/3vsPomB29X
— Drew Gibson (@SuppressThis) September 5, 2016