Megan Rapinoe has done it again. The USWNT player knelt during the national anthem on Thursday in the team’s friendly match against Thailand, marking the first time she had done so on the international level.
The player, who has openly supported Colin Kaepernick, previously decided to kneel for the Seattle Reign in NWSL. Take a look.
Just the other day she said she was reconsidering kneeling during the anthem at the request of U.S. Soccer, who called it disrespectful. The U.S. was also celebrating the final national team game of Heather O’Reilly, 31, who is retiring from international soccer, so kneeling was looked at as an interruption.
In the end, she did it anyways. Now we have to wait and see how U.S. Soccer reacts.
Source: CBS Sports / LOOK: USWNT’s Rapinoe kneels during national anthem while playing for her country