Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the unbearable trend of kneeling for the national anthem.
Suddenly athletes were expected to kneel in solidarity with whichever left-wing agenda.
But an athlete who refused to kneel got one big surprise.
In light of Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American anthem protest, players around the NFL—even athletes in other sports—players felt pressured to kneel.
Players who didn’t kneel were questioned and even ridiculed by the so-called mainstream media.
And Kiersten Hening, a former player on Virginia Tech’s women’s soccer team, was allegedly benched for not kneeling to protest in favor of Black Lives Matter.
But Hening just won a big settlement for having her free speech violated.
From The Roanoke Times:
“A former Virginia Tech soccer player who accused her coach of benching her for expressing political views at a game will receive $100,000 from a settlement of her lawsuit. The money will go to Kiersten Hening as part of an agreement to dismiss a federal lawsuit in which she claimed she was punished for exercising her First Amendment rights, according to her attorney, Cameron Norris of Arlington. Norris said the terms of the settlement included no admission of wrongdoing by either his client or Charles ‘Chugger’ Adair, head coach of the women’s soccer team. Hening had claimed that she lost her starting position after Adair became angry when she refused to kneel during a unity ceremony at the beginning of a 2020 game. The event was held, in part, to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement, after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers sparked a national outcry.”
The entire left-wing media ecosystem was pushing kneeling and supporting the neo-Marxist group Black Lives Matter.
Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac was bombarded with questions about why he did not kneel for the national anthem when his teammates did.
Sports broadcaster Dan LeBatard even insulted Isaac after he tore his ACL not long after the kneeling saga.
The Roanoke Times continued:
“Attorneys for Tech countered that Adair’s decision was based solely on Hening’s poor performance on the soccer field. ‘I am pleased the case against me has been closed and I am free to move forward clear of any wrong doing,’ Adair wrote in a tweet Wednesday. ‘It’s unfortunate, but this ordeal was about a disappointment and disagreement about playing time,’ he tweeted. ‘Today, we have clarity that this case lacked any standing, and without evidence, the truth has prevailed.’”
Hening’s lawyer Adam Mortara fired back at Adair and wrote, “If by clarity you mean you are paying my client six figures in a settlement then you’re right that’s pretty clear. Honestly, Coach, read the Court’s opinion. You are paying. Defendants don’t pay in cases that have no standing. Kiersten Hening was benched for her free speech and you paying a giant settlement proves it. We would like to thank you and your bosses at Tech for paying the equivalent of several years of tuition.”
In the end, Hening stood her ground, and won a settlement.
Meanwhile, BLM has been exposed as a fraudulent organization.