Cleveland Browns Players KNEEL During National Anthem -The Huddle
Ever since the actions of Colin Kaepernick, the climate around the NFL has grown more political. But this prompts the question of whether athletes should use their position as a platform to address social and political issues, or should they just keep quiet and perform on the field? Let us know what you think in The Huddle!
All kinds of famous people like movie stars, fashion models, singers... in one word: celebrities, are using their fame to raise awareness about serious problems that are always threatening this world.
From global warming, to wars in the Middle East, many celebs are constantly trying to battle with political problems of the world.
One of those brave individuals is Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand up while US anthem played over the speakers, because he thinks that the United States are neglecting the racial issues of that nation. This ex-49ers player even received death threats because of his political views.
Megan Rapinoe, the US soccer player, also refused to stand, during national anthem, wanting to bring attention to the racial inequality in the country.
Now the Cleveland Browns are joining the protest against national anthem, as dozen players refused to stand u, while it was playing.
They have gathered in front of water coolers and behind their teammates who huddled on the sideline to pray as a silent protest.
What do you think about all that? Should famous people use their fame to send such political messages?