The sports world has been turned upside down.
Leftist activists have pushed their politics into the realm of sports entertainment.
And this basketball team protested the national anthem with one head-shaking move.
Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American national anthem protest lives on today in various sports.
Women’s sports have become particularly militant in terms of pushing left-wing politics.
And the South Carolina Gamecocks women’s college basketball team have been one of the most outspoken teams.
The Gamecocks, who just won the women’s NCAA tournament, protested the anthem numerous times during the season.
“Ahead of Friday’s NCAA Final Four tournament game, the South Carolina Gamecocks refused to take the court and remained in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem. As the strains of the Star-Spangled Banner filled the stadium, only the Gamecocks’ opponents, the Louisville Cardinals, stood on the sidelines…The top-ranked South Carolina women’s basketball team has been protesting against the country since January of last year and typically stays in the locker room during the anthem.”
Head coach Dawn Staley, who proudly waved the American flag as a member of the 2000 gold medal Olympic basketball team, is fully on board with the “woke” agenda.
Staley explained, “The majority of our players has sat during the playing of the national anthem every game this season – a decision made by our players to bring awareness to racial injustice in our country. If opposing teams choose to play the anthem during the time we’re in the locker room, then we choose to stay in the locker room…I love our country…I don’t like what our country has come to, or what our country has been, but I’d like to think that there are people in our country that’s going to lead us more in a unified way than a divisive way, and I’m here for that.”
However, protesting the national anthem does nothing to unify the country or bring awareness.
Its sole purpose is to divide.
The radical activists like Kaepernick pushing for anthem protests have open disdain for America.
They are not at all bashful about it, and they have expressed these anti-American views for decades.
Kaepernick has called for America’s capitalist system to be “dismantled.”
Staley also commented on the Capitol Hill riot:
“To hear everything that’s coming out of what took place [at the Capitol] is truly disheartening. It really is. It’s disheartening because it didn’t just happen spontaneously. No. It was planned, and it was executed perfectly in their eyes. Perfectly. Their actions have left us with a big dark cloud over our democracy, and I don’t know if we’ll ever be the same. That’s a blemish in our American history.”
The FBI reported that the January 6th riot was not planned, and things most certainly did not turn out “perfectly” for the people who breached the Capitol or for Donald Trump or for any of his supporters.
The politicization of sports shows no signs of slowing down, sadly.