Colin Kaepernick took a knee instead of saluting the flag. Will he ever play again in the National Football League? Gregg Popovich has called President Trump a "soulless coward." Will he still be coaching in NBA basketball? It's often claimed that "sports are separate from politics," but that's a far cry from reality — especially in this era of hyper-partisanship. Men and women athletes, fans and owners — from sold-out stadiums to high school fields and gymnasiums — are all getting in on the action. Today, team owners with players behind closed doors at NFL headquarters in New York City. Now, the owners are meeting separately by themselves.
Sports… politics and patriotism
- Ken Belson - New York Times - @el_belson
- Todd Boyd - Professor of Critical Studies at USC School of Cinematic Arts; Katherine and Frank Price Endowed Chair for the Study of Race and Popular Culture at USC - @DrToddBoyd
- Lindsay Gibbs - ThinkProgress - @linzsports
- Kevin Quealy - New York Times - @KevinQ