National Anthem Wars: First-Responders Strike Back

About a year ago in the National Women’s Soccer League, the owner of the Washington Spirit made national news for his work to thwart a Colin Kaepernick-inspired national anthem protest by an opposing player.

When owner Bill Lynch learned that Megan Rapinoe, the star of his team’s next opponent, was taking a knee for the national anthem to protest her mistreatment as a “gay person,” Lynch decided to preempt her self-glorifying antics: