The politicization of sports is getting much worse.
Fans and athletes are being forced to toe the progressive line.
And one soccer player was forced off the team for rejecting an anti-American anthem protest.
Leftists are adamant about making all aspects of life political.
Sports is only the latest frontier to be infected by the Left.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the anti-American anthem protests in 2016, and they’ve only become more pervasive since.
The pendulum has now swung so far to the “woke” Left that a college soccer player was forced off the team for refusing to kneel in support of Black Lives Matter.
Kiersten Hening is suing Virginia Tech after she was allegedly forced off the team for not kneeling alongside her teammates because she did not agree with the organizational goals of BLM.
According to WSLS News 10 of Roanoke, Virginia, Hening’s lawsuit alleges:
“While Hening supports social justice and believes that black lives matter, she does not support the BLM organization. She disagrees with its tactics and core tenets of its mission statement, including defunding the police and eliminating the nuclear family.”
BLM has since scrubbed some of the more radical elements of its “what we believe” webpage amid backlash.
The co-founders of the organization openly admit to being Marxists, so certainly nobody should be forced to kneel in their honor.
According to Hening’s lawsuit, Virginia Tech coach Charles Adair harassed her and pulled her from the starting lineup for her defiance.
WSLS also reported that Adair “singled her out and verbally attacked her, pointed a finger directly in her face.”
The suit also claims that another Virginia Tech player who did not kneel “was not yelled at because that player was on scholarship and her parents had called and told Adair to not retaliate against their daughter for opposing Black Lives Matter…The following game, Hening was removed from the starting lineup and played a position she had previously never played before in college. Then, during a film session after the game, Adair again yelled at Hening…”
This shouldn’t come as any surprise.
Christian soccer player Jaelene Daniels declined a spot on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team because she refused to wear a patch on her jersey that promoted the LGBT agenda.
If a top-tier professional soccer player can get squeezed by the Left, so can a college student.
The cultural tyranny of the Left cannot continue.
More and more Americans are getting fed up with what they can and cannot say, and which gestures they must and must not express.
Too many Republicans and conservatives have ignored the culture war for too long.
But as the current “woke” crisis is showing, the culture war is the war.
If the cancel culture mob wins the war, then economic freedoms and constitutional protections will eventually wither away.
The time is now to push back on the left-wing mobs that are trying to control speech.