Since San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick took his courageous seat( and subsequent kneel), players from little league to the NFL have joined in the protest.
This past Monday at the Sacramento Kings’ preseason game, Leah Tysse took to centercourt for the customary signing of the anthem. For the last line of the second stanza,”O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave, Tysse , on the word “free” kneeled down.
On her Facebook page, she explained why she decided to kneel:
Although the NBA mandates players, trainers and coaches stand during the anthem, the Kings said it respected Tysse’s “right to exercise her freedoms of speech.”