American footballers allowed to protest against racism during national anthem – Express Urdu

Scene of American footballer Megan kneeling in solidarity with a black participant in 2016 (Photo: File)

Washington: The ban on soccer gamers sitting on their "knees" in the course of the nationwide anthem in protest of racism was lifted.

The American Soccer Federation has introduced a change in its Sports Policy No. 604-1 in an announcement on its social networking website. Under this coverage, a participant was prohibited from kneeling in protest in the course of the nationwide anthem earlier than a match, however gamers are actually allowed to take action.

Kneeling protests in opposition to racism had been banned within the United States in 2016 when ladies's star Megan Repino stood up in the course of the nationwide anthem in solidarity with former NFL participant Colin Caprank. But now the American Soccer Federation has declared its earlier choice fallacious.

It needs to be famous that George Floyd, an unarmed black man within the United States, was taken into police custody and an officer put his knee round his neck and pushed him laborious, inflicting Floyd to suffocate. Violent riots later broke out throughout the United States, which the United States is taking steps to manage.

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