As long as Colin Kaepernick doesn’t have a job and social injustice exists, athletes will be inspired to use their platforms to raise their voices.
Monday night in the NFL was all about Drew Brees‘ record-setting statement on the field.
In the victorious locker room, running back Alvin Kamara had his own powerful message.
Alvin Kamara takes on Trump, props up Kaepernick
The New Orleans Saints running back stepped out for interviews after a win over the Washington Redskins wearing a San Francisco 49ers jersey and a hat reading “Make Africa Home Again,” posing for an image shared by The New Orleans Times Picayune’s Josh Katzenstein.
Why the 49ers jersey? It was a Colin Kaepernick jersey, of course.
In a season where sideline protests of social injustice during the national anthem have been fewer alongside dampened controversy over the subject, Kamara’s is one of the most powerful statements yet.
Kamara’s statement follows Eric Reid’s
It comes on the same week that Eric Reid returned to the NFL with the Carolina Panthers and took a knee during the anthem. Reid was a teammate of Kaepernick’s in San Francisco and the first player to join his quarterback in kneeling during the anthem.
A 26-year-old safety who started 69 of his 70 career games with the 49ers, Reid had trouble finding a job in the wake of the anthem controversy.
About that hat
Kamara’s bright red hat obviously wasn’t just to match his jersey, but to take on the “Make America Great Again” hats popular among supporters of President Donald Trump.
Trump has bullied protesting players and pressured owners to punish those who kneel, famously urging owners to “get that son of a bitch off the field.”
Issues haven’t disappeared with exciting NFL start
While the storylines of the NFL so far this season have centered around officiating controversies and soaring offenses, the underlying issues surrounding the social justice protests are still teeming.
Kamara’s post-game attire Monday is a stark reminder that those issues that sparked Kaepernick to kneel in the first place haven’t gone away just because the NFL season is off to an exciting start.
As long as Trump is still president, Kaepernick doesn’t have a job and social injustice exists in the United States, athletes will be inspired to use their platforms to raise their voices.
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The West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone A confirmed, after its extraordinary general assembly on 12th October 2019 in Dakar, the holding of the first women's football tournament in December this year in Bo and Makeni cities in Sierra Leone.
As a result of a number of incidents including the invasion of the field of play, the throwing of objects and a lack of order or discipline observed in and around the stadium that occurred in connection with the match between Sierra Leone and Liberia on 8th September 2019, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has ordered the Sierra Leone Football Association
The Sierra Leone Manchester United Supporters Club has made donations of food worth millions of Leones to the Milton Margai School for the Blind.
Speaking on Friday 27th September, 2019 at the school compound on Wilkinson Road in Freetown, a member of the Board of Trustees, Barton Cole, disclosed that the donation to the school is in fulfillment of the vision of the organization as one of their main aims to engage in charitable work, help the needy and bring smiles to the faces of young people. 9Photo: Man U fan club in Sierra Leone).
High Court Judge, Hon Justice Komba Kamanda has reiterated that an interim injunction earlier slammed on the Sierra Leone Football Association and its Secretary General, Christopher Kamara from organizing a play-off competition for football clubs only in the northern part of Sierra Leone is still in force.
The Sierra Leone National Home Based Team has just arrived in Dakar without luggage after spending over 12 hours on board A-Sky Airline. The flight departed Sierra Leone 11am this morning but had to link via Ghana, Togo and finally arrived in Senegal Dakar at 6pm.
2019 Sierra Leone Premier League’s Champion, the East End Lions (EE Lions) Football Club has yesterday 23rd September, 2019 officially signed the competition’s highest goal scorer, Musa Noah Kamara aka Musa Tombo to join the team.
Podcast comments by England Legend Gary Lineker were published in one of today’s UK tabloids and made social media rounds claiming that his 25 year old son Harry Lineker “nearly lost his life“ whilst filming in Sierra Leone on Sunday at the country’s national stadium during the FIFA 2022 Qatar pre Qualifiers between Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The Sierra Leonean will participate this Thursday in his first training
By RUBÉN ALMAGRO
The left-hander Alhassan Koroma , 18 and a native of Sierra Leone , is already traveling to La Línea, where he plans to arrive on Wednesday afternoon to join the trainings of the team led by Jordi Roger tomorrow .
Once all the problems have been solved with its documentation Koroma, who is recognized as one of the pearls of the hundreds of his country, has begun a long journey that is presumed to end around 13:00 at the Malaga airport, from the one that will set course for La Línea to appear in the facilities of the entity in the early afternoon.
With the arrival of Koroma to Balompédica, it will already have all its personnel and in principle, the club does not contemplate the possibility of filling the remaining sub-23 vacancy , but that the technician resort to the quarry, as he did with Mai the Last weekend, to cover possible eventualities.
As the national team Leone Stars continues with their preparation for the FIFA 2020 World Cup qualifier match against Liberia in Monrovia, Striker Kei Kamara has been dropped from Leone Stars squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup preliminary qualifiers.
The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has appointed former Ghana Black Stars Coach Sellas Tetteh to manange the country's national senior male football squad Leone Stars.
SLFA in a press statement said after thorough interview process by the association's Head Coach Recruitment Committee and based on scores earned by the various candidates, the Executive Committee of the Football Association wishes to announce to the general public and the football family the appointment of Sellas Tetteh Teivi as the Head Coach of the National Senior Team (Leone Stars).
Sellas who is already in Freetown is expected to start work with the next 48 hours with up to fifty players who have been undergoing training at the Football Academy under the supervision of the Technical Director Jebbor Sherrington.
The coach who had a short spell with the national squad around 2016 is returning to a familiar territory with a responsibility to appoint his own backroom staff.
Huddersfield Town has today completed the signing of Trevoh Chalobah on a season-long loan from Chelsea!
The 20-year-old joins the Terriers on the back of a full season of experience in the Sky Bet Championship with Ipswich Town and is eligible for this weekend’s game at Queens Park Rangers.
A midfielder who operates in the more defensive ‘number six’ role, Trevoh can also play in defence.
The 6t 3’ tall youngster, who has Captained England’s youth teams from Under-16 level to Under-20, was part of the Chelsea youth team that won the UEFA Youth League, two FA Youth Cups and the Under-18 Premier League. He was also part of the England side that won the 2017 UEFA European U19 Championships.
In preparation for the 2019-2020 National Premier League Season, Coach Alfred Kamara of Lamboi Football Club in Lungi has started training his squad for the players to be on top of situation ahead of their upcoming play-off matches.
He said the management of the FC has reached an agreement at a meeting to map out how to upset their counterparts in the North-west division one play-off season.
Salvation FC which is divided into four different categories including under-eight, under-ten, under- twelve, and under-fourteen respectively will this weekend name thirty boys to begin training.
According to the head coach of the team Mohamed Sesay, it is a matter of fact that Salvation FC has been working on trials during the off-season for all the above mentioned categories to develop their talents at the Central Parade Ground for a month now.
The Chief Executive Officer and owner of non-division side Med- Mans Football Club has disclosed to AYV Sports that, his team will soon kick-start its traditional open-door trials for all non-division players across the country.
Mohamed Mansaray aka Med-Mans told a meeting witnessed by cross-section of community stakeholders, non-division players and supporters of the team that, the participation of the team in the non-division competition is necessary as it has been dormant for some time now, when compared to other previous mini-leagues especially the COFA non-division season amongst others within the Freetown Municipality.
Prince Williams who happens to be the chief organizer of the annual Bureh Village Beach Football competition has told this medium that the committee has reached agreement for this year’s one million Leones’ gala competition.
Mr. Williams stated that, they have been engaged into such activities for the past years in the interest of peace amongst the people of Bureh Village. He noted that by organizing football competitions it will help bring peace and unity amongst the residents of Bureh Village.