US Women's soccer team players demand apology, repeal of national anthem protest ban

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  1. B C

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    NFL players and other athletes keep saying it's not about the anthem or the flag. Drew Brees said that in a reply to Trump recently. Then why do they only do it during the National Anthem?

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  2. Ramjet38

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    They have to have an audience. If the tv station wouldn't show them kneeling during the anthem they wouldn't kneel.
     

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    The country is splitting apart.

    We’re watching it in real time.

    look at South Africa. Live in the city behind gates or live in a town with an independent police force not beholden to any local state federal government.
     
  4. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    Nobody watches USWNT, whatever that is.
     
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    WTF is USWNT?
     
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  6. B C

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    US Womens National Team

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    I believe they should not be supported with our tax dollars. Then they can demand all they want. Matter of fact, I don't think sports should be supported by tax money period.
     
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    Are there not other good women soccer players who would love to play? Why play for the US if you hate this country?
     
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    Defund USWNT. End of the controversy. Obviously this tweet was written by Rapinoe, (just my opinion, but she has been complaining nearly nonstop) and this has not been their first attempt at controversy. Last summer they lost their highly publicized lawsuit claiming unequal pay. After a while you have to question if the constant headaches are worth the expense of catering to a group of malcontents.

    Sometimes you just have to throw the whole thing out and start over to get rid of all of the lingering negatives.

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    Anyone who kneels during the National Anthem should sit out the game. Do it twice in a season and be let go from the team.

    If you don't like it, gtfo.
     
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    They should not be allowed to represent a country they do not respect.

    Period.
     
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    I will never forgive Colin Kaepernick for what he has done to not just sports, but this country. His nutcase girlfriend can jump off of a cliff too.....if it hadn't been for her, he never would have been indoctrinated with this Liberal nonsense.

    I'm really trying to stay focused on the sporting aspect of the game and ignore the rest of it. But they sure aren't making it easy.

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    It's soccer...its not like it's a real sport.
     
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    Defund Sportsball. Make 'em pay for their stately pleasure domes and private security.
     
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    About 50 years ago, I went and listened to Martin Luther King speak after the civil rights act was passed. Few people in attendance. I went home and commented to my dad that I felt sorry for him. It was clear to me that now that a law was passed, a lot of people concluded that every necessary had been done. Just like today with the b.s. about investing in poor neighborhoods, passing still more laws, thinking about defunding the police or abolishing them. Same attitude - just pass a new law or create a new rule and problems solved.

    After he died, there was agitation that a memorial holiday be created. I said within 20 years there would be parades, but no one will have read what he wrote or tried to live up to it. I also said that now we needed a hispanic memorial day. Again, the same thing without people studying Cezsar Chavez.

    The world is filled with Hollywood types. Everything wrong with the world was the fault of Bush II. Today, everything wrong with the world is the fault of Trump. Hollywood types that help the poor one day a year serving turkey on skidrow with a photographer in tow.

    Everything is the fault of the society and not the individual.

    Tom Arnold should be reflecting on why he created 4 failed marriages for example and ends up in court on child custody. George Bush and Donald Trump did not create his problems.

    The first women who got married under new laws also pioneered in getting the first divorces. They failed to understand that most of our problems in life could be addressed by looking in the mirror. My observation has nothing to do with the Bible.

    The persons behind the published item will never understand:
    1. a lot of people have problems;
    2. complaining doesn't accomplish much;
    3. their lives would be easier if they looked in the mirror and addressed the problems that they cause in their own lives.
     
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    Is that all of them, or just that mouthy pink haired lesbian?
     
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    There was one who had principles, but she left the team because she didn't want to wear a rainbow LGBT uniform.

    Just drop the whole team, pointless anyway.
     
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    "We want to be on the NATIONAL Soccer team, but we want to kneel during our own National Anthem".
    Yeh, that makes sense. I don't care if they lose every game, put some patriots on that team.
     
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    I'd just let them keep on harping. Free country; it's allowed to represent your nation with negative gestures and neigh-saying. I usually just ignore it. In America today if you are not protesting something, you're not following orders.
     
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    Do not allow the teams on the field.
    Until half time.
    Done.
    :)