OVER THE YEARS, WHITE FOLKS would constantly say "there is no politics in sports."
What they were really saying was, "We do not want you Black athletes to talk about our Racism." Remember, it was just a few years ago Colin Kaepernick was deemed a pariah, by the White Racist power structure in the NFL ...by Bent-Back Negroes in the NFL...and White Racist NFL fans...because he dared to Remind Every Body about Racism and police brutality.
Criticizing him about his "opposition to the flag and the National anthem" was just White Racist bull shit and White Racist smoke screens to hijack the real reason for his kneeling demonstrations.
Colin was banned--still is--by 32 members of the Klan Klavern called NFL owners, because he dared "demonstrate" his feelings. Hopefully, those Black athletes in the NFL who have made The "32" obscenely wealthy, realize there is now, and there always has been, a Black face looking back at them in the mirror.
Of course, we also cannot forget the "slave owners" called the NCAA ...and "slave bosses" aka sports coaches, who treat Black athletes as "enslaved persons," especially at Southern Traditional White and Racist educational institutions by using them in collegiate sports in a "free labor economy" to make themselves independently wealthy.
It is a bit refreshing to see both pro and college, male and female Black athletes address "social justice." But it really is not social justice...it is White American Racism, just as Colin Kaepernick said it was when he knelt. Let's see what happens going forward. BTW...There IS Racism in Sports.
The Struggle Continues!
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.