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US soccer federation expels member after controversy over racism, athletes’ right to protest | TheHill – The Hill

The member delivered a seven-minute speech against players kneeling during the national anthem.

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The U.S. Soccer Federations athletes council removed a member Sunday after he delivered a seven-minute speech littered with false statements and racist allegations at a recent meeting addressing players right to protest. 
The federation in June voted 71 percent in favor of repealing a 2017 policy requiring athletes to stand during the national anthem, after U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) player Megan Rapinoe became the first outside the NFL to join Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest.

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