Megan Rapinoe praises NWSL players for kneeling during national anthem squib

  • Thorns and Courage kneel during anthem as NWSL kicks off
  • Rapinoe, 34, elected not to play in Challenge Cup in Utah

Megan Rapinoe has praised some of her fellow soccer players after they kneeled before the opening game of the National Women’s Soccer League’s summer tournament.

The NWSL’s Challenge Cup is the first major team sports competition to take place in the US since the Covid-19 shutdown. Every member of the North Carolina Courage and Portland Thorns knelt during the national anthem, while players and coaches wore Black Lives Matter shirts before kickoff.

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