Because the sports activities world continues to mourn the killing of George Floyd and partake in protests and different demonstrations over police violence and racial injustices, many have been compelled to rethink earlier stances relating to athletes kneeling throughout playings of the nationwide anthem.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees supplied a number of apologies after he spoke out in opposition to teammates and different NFL gamers kneeling. Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella, who as soon as threatened to bench Group USA gamers in the event that they did not stand for the anthem, has mentioned he is now open to such protests.
The USA Soccer Federation not too long ago eradicated a rule that allowed it to ban any gamers who did not stand through the Star-Spangled Banner. USSF President Cindy Parlow Cone spoke about this resolution with ESPN: