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2213, 13 Aug 20

MLS Soccer Players Booed for Taking a Knee


Major League Soccer players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC were met with some boos from a small crowd after they took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before a match Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas.

The boos came as MLS for the first time allowed up to 5,000 fans to attend the game in the 20,500-seat stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidelines, with estimates showing a smaller number attending.

“You can’t even have support from your own fans in your own stadium,” FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said. “It’s baffling to me.”

Ohhh… so they can take a knee to show that they won’t honor America and the flag, but when fans show their disapproval of their actions, it’s out of bounds? Whatevs. If they insist on making their entertainment product a political statement, then they shouldn’t be surprised when people express opposing views.

On a related note, I still don’t get the stupidity of these sports teams. Their revenues are already in the toilet because of COVID and they still insist on pissing off a sizable number of what’s left of their fans. Those handful of fans paid good money to be one of the first ones to attend a game again and are greeted with players crapping on our country. How many of those fans will pay for another ticket anytime soon? These players can pound sand when they are whining about having to dust off their barista skills.


2213, 13 August 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I was shocked by the arrogant, liberal, America hating athletes commenting after game.

    Awful! Just awful!

  2. Mar

    The downfall of American sports.

  3. Tuerqas

    The team probably figures if they used to fill the stadium, 40% were liberals who support the BLM movement and the disrespectful actions that ‘support’ it.  They can lose 60% of their fans and still fill the stadium to 25% capacity.

    The shocker to me is how misguided the soccer player is.  He obviously does not get that disapproval for disrespecting a Country that has a problem does not necessarily equate with disapproval of the movement.

    Only deep seated racists actually hate the idea behind the BLM movement.  However, disapproval of the mechanics of a movement, like looting, rioting, dis-respecting the country and its symbols with maybe a little murder and extortion thrown in, should be kind of an obvious outcome for many people regardless of their belief on the actual subject of the movement, shouldn’t it?

    Talk about tone deaf, the soccer player is probably just kneeling because it has been established as a thing to do to support BLM.  Never even thought about what it means and may mean to any soldier or their families of dead and living soldiers, to other Americans who do understand the sacrifices made to create and shape this country, etc.

  4. jjf

    And in every other soccer-playing country, they’re saying “And why are you playing the national anthem before a match?”

  5. Kevin Scheunemann



    Because their leftist socialist sewer of a country has nothing to be proud of…

  6. jjf

    That’s the spirit, Kevin.  People in other countries can’t love their countries.  Also they have to show it the way that you say they should show it!  Makes perfect sense.

  7. Le Roi du Nord

    “And in every other soccer-playing country”

    Soccer is played in pretty much every country in the world.  Are implying that every other country in the world is a “leftist socialist sewer of a country”, k?

  8. Tuerqas

    And in every other soccer-playing country, they’re saying “And why are you playing the national anthem before a match?”

    Fine question, really.  They’ve done it in Canada forever too and I could have sworn they do God save the Queen for the British Premier league…

    Actually, I think I read somewhere that it started during WWII, to whip up the masses.  And now who is going to be the ‘anti-patriot’ to stop the practice?  I wouldn’t want it on my resume.  The BLM movement shouldn’t either, imo.

  9. jjf

    I hear they might at the nation vs. nation matches.

    But every local high school football game?  Ridiculous.

  10. Kevin Scheunemann

    Jjf, nord,

    Leftism has destroyed a lot.


  11. Tuerqas

    To be clear, I still think it is a bad idea to kneel during the anthem.  I think dis-respecting your own country will always lose more support than it will gain for any given cause in that country.  If you are looking for support among outer fringe anti-US people or people from Iran, China or N Korea et al, then more power to your cause from those supporters.

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