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Soccer's Megan Rapinoe takes a stand (and a knee) with Colin Kaepernick

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Megan Rapinoe has a routine at the Olympics. The midfielder on the American soccer team says she gets "into the zone" on the way to the stadium by putting on headphones and listening to Florence and the Machine, Kings of Leon and a little Katy Perry. Stanley Chou/Getty Images

Over the weekend, Megan Rapinoe, the U.S. women's soccer star, made a silent protest.

Before a Sunday match between her team, the Seattle Reign, and the Chicago Red Stars, Rapinoe stepped forward and dropped to a knee as the national anthem played.

 


It was a nod to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who remained seated during the national anthem before a game about two weeks ago as a sign of protest.

To talk more about Rapinoe's statement, A Martinez spoke with Jim Buzinski, co-founder of OutSports.com.

Click the blue audio player to hear the full interview.

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