Members of the United States women’s national soccer team took a knee during the national anthem and sported anthem jackets declaring “Black Lives Matter.”
Ahead of the International Friendly match against the Netherlands on Friday, members of the U.S. team showed up wearing the jackets with a message they claimed was “not political” but supposedly one aimed at human rights.
“We wear Black Lives Matter to affirm human decency,” the team said in a statement Friday.
“We protest against racial injustice and police brutality against Black people. We protest against the racist infrastructures that do not provide equal opportunity for Black and brown people to fulfill their dreams, including playing on this team,” the statement read.... (Read more)
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