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Jemele Hill: The Mavericks Were Right, the Anthem No Longer Belongs in American Sports

Atlantic writer Jemele Hill is sticking up for Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban for canceling the playing of the national anthem and saying that we should no longer play the song at sporting events. The former ESPN host blasted the national anthem in her first sentence in her Feb. 14 article, entitled, The Problem With…

Jen Psaki: National Anthem Protests Highlight Failures of the United States

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that President Joe Biden supported protests of the national anthem at sporting events. “[P]art of the pride in our country means recognizing moments where we as a country haven’t lived up to our highest ideals,” she said, characterizing Biden’s position. Psaki spoke about the national anthem protests…

Kaepernick: ‘White Supremacist Institution of Policing…Must Be Abolished’

Former NFL quarterback and original anthem protester Colin Kaepernick, took to Twitter on Wednesday to call modern policing a “white supremacist institution” that needs to be “abolished.” As protests spread across the country in the wake of a Grand Jury indictment in the Breonna Taylor case which saw one officer with wanton endangerment, and none…

WATCH: Chiefs, Texans Booed During Moment of ‘Unity’

The Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans were loudly booed as they linked arms in a show of “unity” after the singing of the national anthem on Thursday night. After the singing duo of Chloe and Halle sang the national anthem — each wearing an activist t-shirt — both the Chiefs and Texans took the…

LeBron James on Trump Refusing to Watch NBA Games: ‘We Could Care Less’

While it is likely that NBA superstar LeBron James meant to say “we couldn’t care less” about President Trump saying he refuses to watch the NBA due to the league becoming a relentless social justice spectacle. Nonetheless, James made it clear that the president’s attention to the games is not a concern for him. In…

WATCH: President Trump Sits Down with Barstool Sports President Dave Portnoy

President Trump granted a wide-ranging interview to Barstool Sports founder and president Dave Portnoy this week, drawing ire from many on social media, including Barstool Sports host Dan Katz, better known as “Big Cat.” Portnoy, who described himself as “apolitical,” asked Trump how we “close the divide” in the country, identifying him as a “lightning rod.” “I…

WATCH: Every Player and Coach on the Yankees and Nationals Kneels Prior to the...

It was expected that several players from the Yankees and Nationals would take a knee during or prior to the national anthem on Opening Day. Though, it wasn’t widely expected that every player and coach from both teams would do it. But, that’s exactly what happened. All players and coaches on the Yankees & Nationals…

WATCH: Several San Francisco Giants Kneel During National Anthem

There was much speculation that the return of sports would bring with it a return of protesting during the national anthem. Well, that speculation turned out to be accurate. Before Monday night’s Spring Training game against the Oakland A’s, Giants manager Gabe Kapler, first base coach Antoan Richardson and outfielders Jaylin Davis, Mike Yastrzemski and…

Alexi Lalas Deletes Tweet Saying it Took ‘Courage’ to Stand for National Anthem

Fox analyst and former Team USA soccer star Alexi Lalas has deleted and apologized for a tweet in which he said that, in the current climate, standing for the national anthem “takes courage.” Lalas wrote: “Now it takes courage to actually stand for the national anthem.” The now-deleted tweet was sent after more than a…

J.J. Watt Claims Anthem Protests ‘Not About the Flag’

Houston Texans defensive end J.J.Watt rejected a fan’s notion that he would not approve of protests during the national anthem, and insisted that anthem protests are “not about the flag.” Over the weekend, a fan posted a tweet exclaiming that Watt “won’t be taking a knee” if the NFL finally starts its 2020 season. But…

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