US Women’s Soccer player draws criticism for standing for the National Anthem

US Women’s Soccer is in the news again- and this time,  it may have actually been for doing something good.

A member of the team, Carli Lloyd, was questioned for standing for the US National Anthem, while many of her teammates decided to take a knee in observance of the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

Sporting “Black Lives Matter” shirts during their warmup session on Monday night, Lloyd and midfielder Lindsey Horan stood when the anthem began playing. 

However, Lynn Williams and Crystal Dunn -two Black players on the team- were kneeling with Megan Rapinoe and the rest of the Women’s Soccer squad.

According to FOX Sports, when randomly asked by reporters why she bucked the trend, Lloyd was pretty up-front.

“I think the beauty of this team is that we stand behind each other, no matter what,” Lloyd said in response. “And uh, some players decided to kneel, and some players decided to stand, and at the end of the day, we have each other’s backs.”

The US Women’s Soccer Team has been the subject of poor press in the past, ranging from mistreating the US Flag to using their position as a political platform.


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