The NFL Gets Woke, Finally (but WNBA has been Woke for years)

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Because he obviously has nothing better to do, President Trump took to Twitter this weekend to speak out on the real important issues. No, not the hurricane that has devastated Puerto Rico and not the failed health care bill that promised to strip millions of Americans of health insurance. It was the audacity of professional athletes using their platform to speak out against police violence and racial injustice. HOW👏DARE👏THEY.

In response to Trump's Tweet that athletes who protest during the National Anthem should be fired, hundreds of athletes took a knee during the National Anthem in protest. Hell yeah, Boys! Way to stick it to the man just like professional athletes in women's leagues have been doing for literally years. 

Head over to Bitch Magazine where Britni de la Cretaz discusses a history of activism in the WNBA - from Megan Rapinoe being the first white professional athlete to take a knee (despite credit going to Seth DeValve) to suffering fines for wearing Black Lives Matter shirts on court during televised games. 

 

Take A KneeJenn Sheridanwnba, nfl, bitch