New US soccer policy requires players to stand during national anthems
05 March, 2017, 01:17 | Author: Felix Jensen
US Soccer unveiled a new policy Saturday requiring players to stand during the national anthems during global matches - six months after Megan Rapinoe kneeled before a women's friendly against Thailand.
The change comes in the wake of the controversy kicked off by National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who chose not to stand for the anthem last season.
The change comes after Megan Rapinoe kneeled before a US women's senior team friendly against Thailand in September.
Rapinoe chose to kneel to protest against social inequality. She also protested with her club team, the Seattle Reign, several times in the fall.
Megan Rapinoe notably took a knee during the national anthem in September before a USA friendly versus Thailand as a protest of social inequality.
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