Knee-ban: U.S. soccer challenge indoor redemption | football

Chicago (Reuters) - The U.S. soccer world Cup winners have called on their Union, his controversial anthem of the policy should be repealed. At the same time, h

Knee-ban: U.S. soccer challenge indoor redemption | football

Chicago (Reuters) - The U.S. soccer world Cup winners have called on their Union, his controversial anthem of the policy should be repealed. At the same time, he should admit to his wrong policy, and, in the case of black players, and apologise to the Fans.

"In addition, we believe that the Association should set out his plans, as he is now, the message and the movement to support, he wanted to bring four years ago to Silence," wrote the players ' Union of the U.S. team in a Twitter statement released. The men's Union joined the claim.

On Tuesday to address the U.S. Soccer with the topic. Board member Steve Malik in favour of a repeal. "To be In this thing on the right side of history, makes a lot of sense," said Malik to the "Inquirer".

captain Megan Rapinoe (34) had knelt to play in 2016 as a support for the black Ex-Quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick during the anthem in two countries. As a result, the Association adopted a provision according to which all the Teams in the hymn "to be respectful".

Kaepernick, been unemployed since that time, demonstrated with the gesture against police violence against Blacks and against racism. In the USA it is considered to be one of the worst sacrilege to not behave during the anthem, Patriotic. Since the adoption of the Association Rapinoe is not with singing the anthem in Protest.

The anthem policy of the Association believe that "the misunderstandings and Fears to maintain, tarnish the true meaning of Colin Kaepernick, Megan Rapinoe and other athletes, not the knees," it said in the statement. Blacks have had in America continue to do not have the same rights as White people, police brutality and systemic racism in the country is omnipresent.

"We would have been able in the past to do more and to. But we are determined, against the racist, hate-filled, and to bring unjust acts to bring about change," it said in the Letter. Under the Motto "Black Lives Matter" demonstrate in the United States and around the world for days, thousands of people after the police violence caused the death of the black US-American George Floyd.

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Updated Date: 12 June 2020, 14:34

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