The North American Football League (MLS) allowed players to stand on one knee while playing national anthems before matches. This was reported on the official website of the league.
“MLS supports the ideals of freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest, which are hallmarks of the US and Canada,” the statement said.
Dozens of U.S. cities are in riots. They began after the death of a black guard George Floyd in Minneapolis, who died after a gross arrest.
Speeches against police brutality are held in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, New York, Indianapolis, Boston, Detroit and many other cities. After the death of Floyd, protesting and sympathetic US citizens began to publicly stand on one knee in memory of the deceased, as well as protesting against police actions and oppression of blacks.