ANP Sport via Getty ImagesAmerican soccer players kneel before an international friendly match between the Netherlands and the United States on Nov. 27, 2020, in Breda, the Netherlands. (ANP Sport via Getty Images)
There was a time not long ago when Americans could tune into a sporting event without being bombarded with woke politics.
That changed when NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem and other athletes quickly followed suit.
Such theatrics are almost inevitable now after the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests and riots across the country.
The International Olympic Committee has decided to maintain its ban on “athletes’ protests inside stadiums, at ceremonies and on podiums,” Reuters reported on Wednesday.