Play Sports, Not Politics

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Why are we insistent in politicizing sports events? I’m a soccer fan and it annoys me to no end that these teams in the U.S. and around the world virtue signal by wearing warm-ups with “Black Lives Matter” emblazoned on them and then before the match begins, everyone, players, coaches, staff, kneel. It’s disgusting and fans don’t care for it.

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Faux Outrage

 

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Something I’ve seen in my Twitter feed over the last few days is that Megan Rapinoe, a star with the US Women’s National Team playing in the world cup in France this year, was asked if she would go to the White House. Well, to leave out a little, ahem, language, the answer is no. Well, no one is forcing anyone that has been invited to the White House to attend, and that should be clear to anyone. I guess personally I find it ridiculous that this little video that has been retweeted I don’t know how many times, has become such a big deal. I’ve seen tweets of people referring to her a a brat, or unAmerican, all sorts of things (nothing particularly ugly).  But there’s at least one detail that people seem to have forgotten:

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