US Soccer reverses itself, repeals rule requiring players to stand during the national anthem
The U.S. Soccer Federation voted to reverse a rule that required players to stand during the national anthem. "U.S. Soccer affirms Black Lives Matter, and we support the fight against racial injustices," a Wednesday statement said.
The U.S. Soccer Board of Directors voted to repeal Policy 604-1, which prohibited players from kneeling during the national anthem.
"The policy was put in place after Megan Rapinoe kneeled in solidarity with the peaceful protest inspired by Colin Kaepernick, who was protesting police brutality, and the systematic oppression of Black people and people...