Lone Women’s Soccer Star Stands For National Anthem While Rest Of Team Kneels

A heroic member of the National Women’s Soccer Team, Rachel Hill, defied her left-wing teammates, who insisted on kneeling in protest of the American National Anthem.

As The Daily Wire reports:

This past weekend, the entire roster of two National Women’s Soccer League teams kneeled for the National Anthem. Only one, Rachel Hill, stood for the “Star-Spangled Banner” while embracing the teammates at her side.

In a statement on Tuesday, Rachel Hill, player for the Chicago Red Stars, explained that her decision to stand for the National Anthem stemmed from her solidarity with her military family, while asserting that she supports the cause for racial justice.

“What the black community goes through on a daily basis in this country is unacceptable. The pain. The hurt. Facing racism, prejudice, and social injustice. It must change,” she began in her statement posted to Twitter. “When I stood for the national anthem before the Chicago Red Stars most recent game, this was a decision that did not come easily or without profound thought. Before the game, I was completely torn on what to do. I spoke with friends, family, and teammates of all races, religions, and backgrounds with the hope of guidance.”

“I chose to stand because of what the flag inherently means to my military family members and me, but I 100% percent support my peers,” she continued. “Symbolically, I tried to show this with the placement of my hand on Casey’s shoulder and bowing my head. I struggled, but felt that these actions showed my truth, and in the end I wanted to remain true to myself. If this wasn’t clear, let my words and further actions be. I support the Black Lives Matter movement wholeheartedly. I also support and will do my part in fighting against the current inequality. As a white athlete, it is way past due for me to be diligently anti-racist.”

What has America come to that it is now a newsworthy event when a sports player stands for the National anthem instead of kneeling?

 

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Brian
Brian
1 month ago

If the players are not proud of this country then they need to leave. It is better than anywhere else they might choose to go.

BR549
BR549
1 month ago
Reply to  Brian

I’m white. None of my family ever had slaves. They came over on the boat. My great grandfather had a bicycle repair shop.

Yet somehow, I’m either a racist or the recipient of white privilege. Bullcrap!

She may have stood for the anthem, but except for honoring the military, it was for the wrong reasons. She shouldn’t be wrestling with WHY she should stand for the anthem.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
28 days ago
Reply to  BR549

I believe this young lady can safely rid herself of her “white guilt”. I believe she is “diligently anti-racist”, as incidentally are most people, white and otherwise, in this Country. “Systemic racism” is a myth concocted by leftists bent on dividing and destroying our Country. There is no reason for her to struggle personally with her decision to stand, but it should be for our Country at large, just as the military stands for our Country, not just in respect for itself.

Gerard Briggs
Gerard Briggs
12 days ago
Reply to  BR549

She stood for the Anthem yet she had a hand on the shoulder who was kneeling. Not really a show of support for the Anthem. She’s like a Politician, always on the fence regarding taking a stand. This was a half hearted attempt and a pretty lame one at that.

Russ Remmert
Russ Remmert
28 days ago
Reply to  Brian

that is true I only respect the one standing the rest can get lost

ernaldo
ernaldo
1 month ago

One good girl, and a team of stupid traitorKunts that I wouldn’t watch with a knife to my throat.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago
Reply to  ernaldo

Amen ernaldo. Let me spend 30 minutes with her and there would be no doubt in my mind she would stand.
Unless she’s a moron. She needs things put in context that she’s not getting from anyone else. Guaranteed!

bearsleft4
bearsleft4
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous

ernaldo – you are a little slow on the uptake. It is not Rachel Hill that is the problem, it is the rest of the stupid team and maybe all other overpaid Poofs women Soccer stogies.

Independent1
Independent1
1 month ago
Reply to  bearsleft4

You missed the point bearsleft4. She is a moron and evidently, along with her “peers”, has no knowledge of American history. The young people of her age today don’t know diddley squat about anything that matters.

ABUTOM
ABUTOM
1 month ago

RACHEL HILL WORKS GOD’S WILL. GOD AND COUNTRY FOREVER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. SPIRIT OF AMERICA PARTY RADIO SHOW ON YOU TUBE. ABUTOM

Russ Remmert
Russ Remmert
28 days ago
Reply to  ABUTOM

Abutom this is true

Patricia J Cochran
Patricia J Cochran
1 month ago

Thank you Rachel. We appreciate your dedication to the sport and the country. You will be regarded so highly by the real patriots.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

WHERE’S THE “PARENTS”? ARE THEY NOT CONCERNED THAT THEIR
GIRLS ARE KNEELING — “AGAINST” AMERICA? THESE GIRLS NEED TO HAVE THEIR PHONES TAKEN, & SHUT OFF, THE DOORS TAKEN OFF THEIR ROOMS, NO TV, ALL THEIR “LUXURIES” REMOVED FROM THEIR ROOMS, AND “STICK A STACK OF 1960’S “HISTORY BOOKS” IN THEIR ROOMS, AND WHEN SHE READS THEM “ALL”, AND UNDERSTANDS THERE WILL BE A “TEST” ON “AMERICA” , AND LEARN ABOUT “ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED, “PROTECTING “HER” FREEDOMS”, ……..AND “UNDERSTANDS”, THIS IS THE “BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD”, “”ONLY””, “THEN” CAN SHE HAVE HER STUFF BACK!!! “HALF, OR MORE OF THESE “SPOILED ROTTEN KIDS” TODAY HAVE NO RESPECT FOR ANYONE, OR ANYTHING!!!! ABSOLUTELY, “NO COMMON SENSE”!!! TOTAL “AIR HEADS”!!!!!!!

eyeball
eyeball
1 month ago
Reply to  Pat

These “girls” don’t HAVE parents! That’s why they’re acting like this.

Independent1
Independent1
1 month ago
Reply to  Pat

Amen Pat…….you nailed it.

Gerard Briggs
Gerard Briggs
12 days ago
Reply to  Pat

The parents failed at being parents. They were too busy being their children’s friend. A good parent doles out discipline when needed. They know who their friends are and they steer them away from bad influences. They watch out for their kids. They don’t have children to let the Communist Public School system teach them pagan values and morals. They are involved with their children rather then with their careers. We need to go back to 1 parent being at home for the kids and 1 parent bringing home the bacon. Children need a parent at home when they return from school. This is a critical time to be with their children.

You might say that in this day and age both parents have to work. This is nonsense. Do without the biggest house, the most expensive car, eating out every night. Sacrifice for your kids. When you decided to have children all your wants and desires went out the window and your kids became the reason for living.
Or at least that’s the way it should be.
Too many children are born to parents not ready to have children. Too many children are born to parents not married. One of them leaves and the child is raised by a single parent. Not a good environment for children. Children need 2 parents to prepare them for the world. How can a single parent who goes off to work in the morning and comes home at 7:00PM because he/she needs the overtime to put food on the table really be involved in his or her child life.

All this is a result of the state taking control of raising a child. Hillary’s “it takes a village” has arrived.

Mario
Mario
1 month ago

Where did you bring out that onyl Black lives matter??? Can’t you understand that all this blacks has been sold by their black brothers? If the whites did not buy them they would end in their “brothers” stomack , simple as that. Still happening, cant you see what is happening now in Africa?

Viet Vet
Viet Vet
1 month ago

Anyone who shows disrespect for this great nation, should be driven into the sea. If they can make it to Cuba, then they will be in their Utopia!

Rodyk
Rodyk
1 month ago

Why does it have to be during the national anthem? Why not try to unite rather than divide? I hear the English soccer players are kneeling at the start of play instead of the anthem , which seems like a great solution

Independent1
Independent1
1 month ago
Reply to  Rodyk

They shouldn’t be kneeling AT ALL. Politics has no place in sports. People don’t buy tickets and/or go to see stupid athletes making a “statement”.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago
Reply to  Independent1

AMEN, Independent1, I don’t go to a sports event to be shamed into supporting anything! I go to enjoy the sport and the games. When I get politics shoved down my throat, I will stop paying to see the game. Not only that, I will change the channel if I see it before, during, or after the game, or whatever it is called! I haven’t watched NFL football for at least 2 years because of that idiot, Kapernic (sp). And I have in the past, gone to Saints games, & Superbowls. NO MORE! I can see/hear politics anytime w/o spending Big Bucks to suffer through that garbage!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

I commend her bravery, but it is too bad that she does not realize that the BLM organization is lead by Marxists. Their goal is to erase our government and redo it according to their communist views.

Boliver Shagnasty
Boliver Shagnasty
1 month ago

Those idiots don’t even know that it has Nothing to do with Black values it has to do with Marxism. Thank you for your military values ALM ALL LIVES MATTER!!

MAGA
MAGA
1 month ago

Maybe ur team need to play in a commie nation in order to get woke. I suggest you go and request to play Cuba and live there for at least 2 weeks. Let us then revisit why we stand. Your team mates are a bunch of zombies just going with a trend or flavor of the month.

Independent1
Independent1
1 month ago
Reply to  MAGA

MAGA……..on the money. Exactly right.

O Olon
O Olon
1 month ago

OUR WORLD HAS GONE INSANE AND THIS STORY SHOWS THAT TO BE TRUE.

Auntcon
Auntcon
1 month ago

I commend her for showing the nation respect when our anthem is played. The rest of them are political misfits and I would not watch them nor cheer for them as long as they disrespect our nation.

Independent1
Independent1
1 month ago
Reply to  Auntcon

Auntcon, she wasn’t showing her respect for this nation at all. She only did it to pacify her family who probably ARE patriots who served in the military. She stated her sympathies lay with her kneeling teammates. To me, that is not showing respect for America. Just my opinion.

Patriotgirl
Patriotgirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Independent1

You are correct, she is an idiot or she would not have had to agonize over what to do. Not only is she an idiot, she is ignorant of what blm stands for, which is Black Liberation Movement, based on the communist agenda (and is, in fact, a terrorist organization). Not only is she an idiot and ignorant, she is a fool for thinking she can play both sides of the issue.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Auntcon

Read this morning that the NFL will start off the season with the black national anthem instead of America’s national anthem. I wonder if any white players will kneel for that. Given that dropping to your knees is a sign of submission, it would be appropriate.

Poor White Boy
Poor White Boy
1 month ago

Thank you Rachel for holding true to YOUR beliefs.

riverhawk
riverhawk
1 month ago

She said: I support the Black Lives Matter movement wholeheartedly — She is naive because they are not doing all they do for the black people. And does she support them when they said to go out and murder all cops?

Independent1
Independent1
1 month ago
Reply to  riverhawk

BLM=Burn Loot Murder. They are domestic terrorists and absolutely NOT peaceful protestors.

Independent1
Independent1
1 month ago
Reply to  Independent1

And what is really interesting is that BLM stands for Bureau of Land Management. A federal agency. But they are so stupid they probably don’t know that.

Ernst
Ernst
1 month ago

What Rachel Hill neglects to mention is that the huge majority of abuse visited on Black people in the US comes at the hands of their Black peers. Black-on-Black crime far, far exceeds White-on-Black crime. Not politically correct, but true.

John J
John J
1 month ago

God Bless this woman

Stephen J. Hiller
Stephen J. Hiller
1 month ago

When I first saw the lead line, I said “GREAT!” but then I read the article. She “had trouble deciding” and had to check with a bunch of others. What an insult to “her military family”.
If you think you are kneeling against slavery, pretty soon you will find yourself kneeling IN slavery.

Martin
Martin
1 month ago

They Should never be called our “National Team” agin. All the who took a knee need to be required to visit Arlington Cemetery and required to read at least 100 names that are on the markers.Then be shone pictures of all the Cemeteries in Europe and in the Pacific and a list of a 100 names that includes their ages. These Heroes made it possible for them to to be free so they could be on on that soccer field and they never made home.

Louie Rey
Louie Rey
1 month ago

AmericanUpdate, you want me to print my message but you erased it the first time I wrote it. Are you depriving me of my First Amendment rights?

Annie
Annie
29 days ago

She is NO hero. She’s an ignorant brainwashed/brain dead little idiot If she is falling for this ill-informed BS. “What the black community goes through on a daily basis in this country is unacceptable. The pain. The hurt. Facing racism, prejudice, and social injustice.” In their own delusional little minds. If you say this crap enough little twits like this chick start to believe it.

ANNA
ANNA
27 days ago

Thank God for the only one girl who had courage to stand against s vagina hat mops. Specially the nut their “Captain Huck”
Fire the others. They do not deserve to represent our country.

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