US Soccer to consider repealing ban on players kneeling for anthem

The U.S. Soccer Federation will take into consideration undertaking absent with its coverage demanding countrywide team players to stand for the countrywide anthem, according to ESPN.

The federation’s board of administrators will fulfill on Tuesday — at the behest of its president Cindy Parlow Cone — to explore the coverage and very likely convey it to a vote Friday. A repeal of the rule would consider influence right away, but would continue to need to pass a vote from the Countrywide Council at the following standard meeting scheduled for February or March of 2021 to thoroughly adhere.

The rule adopted in 2017, which states that countrywide team associates “shall stand respectfully all through the playing of countrywide anthems at any event in which the Federation is represented,” was handed in reaction to women’s countrywide team star Megan Rapinoe kneeling all through the anthem just before a recreation in 2016. She did so to demonstrate solidarity with then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a way to protest social injustice. Rapinoe has complied with the rule considering that it was adopted.

The evaluation of the coverage arrives as protests continue on throughout the country right after the killing of George Floyd at the fingers of a law enforcement officer in Minneapolis on Could 25. Various protestors and some law enforcement members have kneeled to recall and honor Floyd.