Megan Rapinoe of the Seattle Reign joined the Colin Kaepernick National Anthem protest when she kneeled last week before a game. She planned to do the same thing last night in Washington but was denied her right by the Washington Spirit.
The Spirit made a decision to move up the playing of the National Anthem because they're un-American. Officially they said they didn't want to subject their fans to such disrespect. All 10 of them.
Washington Spirit prevents Megan Rapinoe taking a knee during national anthem by playing anthem ahead of schedule. pic.twitter.com/Oc54ljhFe1— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) September 8, 2016
What a fucking joke. We're going to disrespect the flag by stopping you from kneeling during the National Anthem. The flag, the anthem and the country is for all Americans. Not just the troops or people who support the troops. Everyone.
The shot of the mostly empty stadium that was shown on ESPN last night as they were reporting on the story is hilarious. There are more people at WNBA games.
Megan's protest has done more for women's soccer than just about anything that's ever been done. I don't know if it will put butts in the seats but they should be regarding her as a hero for the sport. Nothing, outside of the Olympics, has brought more publicity to women's game than this.