Chicago Red Stars Julie Ertz consoles teammate Casey Short as they take a knee during the national anthem before the Challenge Cup at Zions Bank Stadium in Utah. Photo: USA TODAY Sports Chicago Red Stars Julie Ertz consoles teammate Casey Short as they take a knee during the national anthem before the Challenge Cup at Zions Bank Stadium in Utah. Photo: USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Red Stars Julie Ertz consoles teammate Casey Short as they take a knee during the national anthem before the Challenge Cup at Zions Bank Stadium in Utah. Photo: USA TODAY Sports
Patrick Blennerhassett
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Black Lives Matter: anthem protests set to take centre stage in US as NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB look to resume seasons amid heightened racial tension

  • The National Women’s Soccer League provides a clear bellwether as players take a knee in solidarity wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-shirts during the anthem
  • As the NBA, NHL, MLB and NFL get set to resume their seasons in the coming months, kneeling during the anthem will become a hot topic again

Chicago Red Stars Julie Ertz consoles teammate Casey Short as they take a knee during the national anthem before the Challenge Cup at Zions Bank Stadium in Utah. Photo: USA TODAY Sports Chicago Red Stars Julie Ertz consoles teammate Casey Short as they take a knee during the national anthem before the Challenge Cup at Zions Bank Stadium in Utah. Photo: USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Red Stars Julie Ertz consoles teammate Casey Short as they take a knee during the national anthem before the Challenge Cup at Zions Bank Stadium in Utah. Photo: USA TODAY Sports
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