The shot of the American club “North Carolina’s Courage” Samantha Murphy refused to bend a knee during the national anthem before a match with “Portland Thorns” in the National women’s soccer League (NWSL).
During the execution of the US national anthem football players and coaching staffs of the teams got down on one knee to support the fight against racism with the stock Black Lives Matter ( “black Life is important”), writes the channel 24.
Samantha decided not to. About sanctions against Murphy is not talking. It is noted that the episode did not want to include in the review of the match, but the picture quickly spread on the network.
The caused a positive reaction in the Internet users praised her for her courage and called a patriot of his country: “the Real heroes stand during the anthem, and do not bow the knee.” “The lioness among the sheep”. “This young American makes me happy, I thank her for the courage and pride of their country. God bless the USA, I will thank God for Samantha Murphy.”
Other football players cry during the national anthem USA
Days earlier, the football players of “Chicago” Julie Ertz and Casey Short are unable to restrain his emotions during the national anthem before the match with “Washington”.
Most of the players of both teams got down on one knee in support of the movement Black Lives Matter, which really touched ERTS and Shorts that started crying right on the field and stood in an embrace until the end of the anthem.
NWSL – the first professional sports League in the United States, which resumed the competition after the pandemic coronavirus. In the Challenge Cup tournament involves 23 teams.
Athletes have supported the campaign Black Lives Matter
The slogan Black Lives Matter is associated with death in American Minneapolis African American George Floyd, who was killed after a rough arrested by the police who ignored the words of Floyd that he can’t breathe.
Shares Black Lives Matter is supported by many star athletes, and in the Premier League in the first match after the restart that slogan put on t-shirts of players instead of names.
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