Racism – Kneeling soon allowed in football in the USA?

The American Football Federation plans to remove a rule against kneeling during the national anthem at its board meeting on Tuesday, a move that has become an anti-racist rallying signal.

Megan Rapinoe kneels at the Atlanta national anthem in 2016.


The American Football Federation (USSF) plans to remove a rule that prohibits players from kneeling during the national anthem, a spokesman for the proceeding confirmed to AFP on Monday National Women’s Team would like to be immediate and accompanied by an apology.

Earlier today, the ESPN sports channel reported that the president of the USSF, Cindy Parlow Cone, wanted the rule abrogated at a meeting of the board of directors of the body scheduled for Tuesday.

This measure, which formally stipulates that players must “respect each other” during the national anthem, was introduced in 2017, just after the star of the national women’s team Megan Rapinoe knelt down during the “Star-Spangled Banner ”, during an international match in 2016.

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