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.”
Rachel Hill Defends Standing For The National Anthem As The Rest Of The Chicago Red Stars Kneeled. https://t.co/R26ntoDvkV
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 2, 2020
What has America come to that it is now a newsworthy event when a sports player stands for the National anthem instead of kneeling?