Reopen or not? With fans or not? Owners care about the money. Players and their unions care about their health and about fighting racism, in sports and society.
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Outrage climbs at football league’s racism and greed
This world champion, vastly popular squad of athletes is winning victories against astonishing sexist discrimination, and stirring others to do likewise.
No Dia Internacional da Mulher, 28 membros da esquadra processaram a Federação de Futebol dos Estados Unidos (USSF) por discriminação sexual.
Ice hockey’s U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) beat their governing body, USA Hockey, in March and took women’s fight for living wages a huge step forward. Long notoriously underpaid, hockey’s women players were expected to keep winning world medals while working for about $1,000 per month, for 6 months, only in Olympic years, and on… Read more »
Black athletes revive political protest in the sports world.
Hats off to Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who refuses to stand for the national anthem at NFL games. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color.” He’s also spoken out for police accountability and against cop… Read more »
In 1955, National Football League players asked for jocks, socks and clean uniforms for practice. Green Bay Packers’ owner Curley Lambeau refused. That led to the first players’ union. Somewhere over the next 40-plus years, the game became a multi-billion dollar sports industry with lucrative TV contracts, merchandise galore, corporate sponsorships and public subsidies for… Read more »