ESPN suspends SportsCenter host Jemele Hill for two weeks

ESPN suspended SportsCenter host Jemele Hill for breaking the company’s social media policy. She posted two tweets encouraging people to boycott Dallas Cowboys advertisers. The reason? Cowboys owner Jerrey Jones threatened to sit any player who sits for the national anthem. ESPN’s Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/JkVoBVz7lv — ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) October 9, 2017 Jemele … Continue reading “ESPN suspends SportsCenter host Jemele Hill for two weeks”

Remove the national anthem from sporting events

(This has been a hard post to write. The hardest one I’ve ever written. I’ve written it three times, published it, and then unpublished it. I’m going to try one more time.) It’s time to stop playing the national anthem at sporting events. There may have been a time when asking people to stand for … Continue reading “Remove the national anthem from sporting events”

Woman kneels while singing national anthem

Denasia Lawrence sang the national anthem before a Miami Heat pre-season game. In a ridiculous attempt to show what she thinks about the country she was honoring with her singing, she kneeled. That’s right. The singer of the national anthem pulled a Kaepernick. She also wore a “Black Lives Matter” t-shirt under her blazer, sending a … Continue reading “Woman kneels while singing national anthem”

Megan Rapinoe kneels during national anthem while representing U.S.

Megan Rapinoe kneeled during the national anthem while wearing the U.S. Woman’s National Team uniform. If that seems hypocritical, that’s because it is.

Megan Rapinoe kneeled during the national anthem while wearing the U.S. Woman’s National Team uniform. If that seems hypocritical, that’s because it is.