The board of directors for U.S. Soccer has given the OK for players to kneel during the national anthem.
The reversal was announced Wednesday, CBS News reported.
The U.S. Soccer Board of Directors voted yesterday to repeal Policy 604-1, which required our players to stand during the national anthem.
Black Lives Matter.
We can do more and we will. pic.twitter.com/wtyfkVZmsB
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 11, 2020
The board had issued a rule in 2017 when Megan Rapinoe kneeled to support Colin Kaepernick.
The rule was passed about five months after Rapinoe’s kneeling, NPR reported.
The rule had stated, “All persons representing a Federation national team shall stand respectfully during the playing of national anthems at any event in which the Federation is represented.”
U.S. Soccer is not the only sports league to allow its participants to take a knee.
The NFL also rescinded its ban, the BBC reported.