Major League Soccer players wore BLM on their jerseys and kneeled during the national anthem and were promptly booed by fans in the stadium. This greatly upset one of the players who lashed out at fans after the game for being ignorant and disgusting:
Here’s more from ESPN:
There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem before their Major League Soccer game on Wednesday in Frisco, Texas.
Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said he was disgusted by the boos at Toyota Stadium when players and officials kneeled to call attention to racial injustice. He said teammate Ryan Hollingshead turned to him afterward and said he was sorry.
“You can’t even have support from your own fans in your own stadium,” Cannon said. “It’s baffling to me.
“As a team we try to give the best possible product on the field, and these last six months have been absolute hell for us. Absolute hell.”
Dallas and Nashville had not played a game since the season was suspended on March 12 because of the coronavirus. While other teams played in the MLS is Back tournament in Florida over the past month, Dallas and Nashville were forced to withdraw before the start because of positive COVID-19 tests among players from both teams.
The teams met as MLS restarts the regular season in local markets. Some games will include fans if local jurisdictions allow it. Just over 5,000 were allowed to attend the match at Toyota Stadium, although the crowd that showed up appeared smaller.
Nashville won the game 1-0. The two teams meet again on Sunday.
What an a-hole. Cannon just can’t understand why people would boo the team when they kneel for the national anthem? Who cares if the league was onboard with the protest. Fans don’t like seeing the flag and the national anthem disrespected. Period.
If I were a fan of MLS I’d be done after this.