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All of these PRIVILEGED, overpaid, spoiled athletes are going to find out quickly that the vast majority of people will not stand (see what I did there?) for them kneeling - and before anyone says "I still don't get it", let me save you some time and typing energy by telling you that I never will..... < enter the I'm a racist comment in 3, 2, 1 > 




'Disgusting' FC Dallas fans boo their own players for kneeling during the national anthem

United States national team and FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon blasted FCD fans after some booed their own players for protesting police brutality and systemic racism by taking a knee as the national anthem played before Wednesday’s Major League Soccer match against Nashville SC.

Nearly 3,000 spectators attended the game in Frisco, Texas — making MLS the first major North American sports league to welcome fans back into its stadiums since the global coronavirus pandemic began in March, and since the May 25th death of unarmed Minnesota man George Floyd while in police custody sparked outrage and protests around the world.

Athletes from MLS, the National Women’s Soccer League, Major League Baseball and the NBA have all made public displays of support for the Black Lives Matter movement since those leagues returned, all of them without fans in attendance because of the ongoing health crisis. But with supporters in the seats for Wednesday’s match, some of those fans took vocal exception to the display. And Cannon, who is Black, took exception to them.

“I think it was absolutely disgusting," Cannon said after the game, which was won 1-0 by Nashville. "You’ve got fans booing you for people taking a stand for what they believe in. Millions of other people support this cause and we discussed with every other team and the league what we’re going to do and we’ve got fans booing us in our own stadium. How disgraceful is that? Honestly, for lack of a better word, it pissed me off.

“You can’t even have support form your own fans in your own stadium,” Cannon added. “It’s baffling to me."

MLS said in June that it would back any player who decided to take a knee during the national anthems of the United States and/or Canada.

“Major League Soccer stands by the ideals of freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest that are the hallmarks of the United States and Canada,” the league said in a statement then. “If players or staff decide to stand, kneel or otherwise exercise their right to peaceful protest during the playing of the National Anthems before league games, we support them.”

But Wednesday’s game marked the first time that an anthem was heard before a league match since March; with no fans allowed at the recently-concluded MLS is Back Tournament in Florida, anthems were not played. Cannon said that players requested that the U.S. anthem not be played on Wednesday, either. “They ignored our wishes,” he said. “We were going to kneel regardless.”

FCD and Nashville, which were both forced to withdraw in the MLS is Back tourney because of COVID-19 outbreaks within their respective teams, will meet again in Frisco on Sunday.






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that is what the left does. THEY are "entitled" to slap fans in the face by offending them by showing disrespect for our Flag and Anthem, but...

the fans are not entitled to express their own offense?

Gee, Reggie Cannon, the fans are showing what THEY BELIEVE IN.

you don't get to have it both ways, what comes around, goes around.

Especially when you diss our country, our Anthem and Flag -

the fans are dissing your stupid actions.

Freedom of speech, Cannon. Too bad the likes of you and others - only believe

YOU are entitled to free speech.

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