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Megan Rapinoe Explains Her National Anthem Protest on the Players' Tribune

United States women's national team midfielder Megan Rapinoe provided further context Thursday about her decision to support the movement of not standing for the American national anthem, which was sparked by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Although numerous athletes have followed Kaepernick's lead in recent months, Rapinoe's decision garnered additional nationwide attention because she knelt during the anthem while representing the United States for international friendlies against Thailand and the Netherlands in September.
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