U.S. Soccer to Consider Repeal of Ban on Players Kneeling

The United States Soccer Federation has a planned a board meeting, where they will discuss a repeal of their rules that require players to stand during the national anthem.

Sources told Yahoo Sports and ESPN the meeting with the federation’s board of directors is set for Tuesday.

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The federation’s requirement was adopted in 2017 after U.S. women’s star Megan Rapinoe knelt in 2016 in response to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest against racial inequality and police brutality.

The meeting comes amid protests throughout the United States and the world in response to the May 25 death of George Floyd.

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