2 weeks Racial injustice themes fill empty stadiums Manilatimes |Sports
Jason Myers kicked off to start the Seahawks’ season-opener against the Falcons, and the ball sailed through the end zone for a touchback. No one moved a step. Instead, the players all dropped to one knee. After years of pleading with the NFL to act against systemic racism, they were willing to wait another 10 seconds to make their point. Teams opening the year in empty stadiums knelt, locked arms, raised fists in protest or stayed off the field entirely for the ‘’Star-Spangled Banner’’ and the Black anthem ‘’Lift Every Voice and Sing’’ on Sunday (Monday in Manila) as ... more