NWSL players kneel during the national anthem


But women soccer players kneel for the national anthem players for the Portland thorns and the North Carolina courage to cony Saturday as the national women's soccer league open to challenge Cup tournament in Utah the players wore black lives matter T. shirts in warmups before the game which was nationally televised in addition to the anthem the players knelt for moment of silence before kickoff the teams issued a joint statement saying they wanted to protest racial injustice police brutality and systematic

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