NBA’s Jonathan Isaac Stands for National Anthem, Says With Faith ‘There’s Grace for Us’

Basketball forward Jonathan Isaac has caused a stir by deciding neither to kneel nor to wear a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt during the pregame National Anthem last week. He is the first NBA player to make this stand. Isaac, who plays number one for the Orlando Magic, was pictured standing and wearing his team jersey […]

NBA’s Jonathan Isaac Chooses to Stand for Anthem While Teammates Take a Knee

Jonathan Isaac stood, and stood out. And later Friday, Gregg Popovich and Becky Hammon did the same. Most players and coaches, but not all, are kneeling while pre-recorded versions of the national anthem are being played at the restarted NBA season. Isaac became the first player to not kneel when he stood before he and […]

All Yankees and Nationals Players Kneel for Black Lives Matter, Stand for Anthem

In a gesture of support for Black Lives Matter, all baseball players from the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees clutched a long black cloth and took a knee for around 20 seconds on Thursday, before standing for the national anthem. With no fans in the stands on the official Opening Day of the […]

Lone Women’s Soccer Player Explains Why She Stood for Anthem While Teammates Knelt

As the season started for National Women’s Soccer League last weekend, Chicago Red Stars player Rachel Hill stood for the anthem, hand on her heart, while her teammates knelt and embraced. Hill placed her other hand on her teammate Casey Short’s shoulder as a show of solidarity ahead of the match between the Washington Spirit […]

‘I Only Kneel for One Person’: State Trooper Tells BLM Protesters He Only Kneels for ‘God’

Georgia State Trooper O’Neal Saddler was filmed speaking to members of Black Lives Matter at a protest in Hartwell on Sunday. The demonstrators had asked Saddler to take a knee in solidarity with their cause; however, the State Trooper refused. He told the protesters that he had “respect” for them and that he had made […]

Trump Says He Won’t Watch NFL, US Soccer If Players Kneel During Anthem

President Donald Trump has said he will not watch National Football League (NFL) or U.S. soccer team matches if players do not stand for the national anthem. The U.S. Soccer Federation last week said it had dropped its requirement that players stand during the anthem, saying the policy was wrong and detracted from the Black […]