After being cancelled as a result of the pandemic in 2020, the NCAA’s March Madness is back in action this year.
And, along with the games…comes the politics.
Multiple college players competing in this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament “took a knee” on Friday as the National Anthem was played ahead of their games.
According to reports from the Associated Press and others, in the Colgate-Arkansas game, some Colgate team members took a knee. Ohio State players were also seen taking a knew ahead of their game. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech, Florida and Drexel players were all seen kneeling ahead of their games.
Kneeling has become a frequent form of social activism in recent years. It was made popular by Colin Kaepernick who chose to “take a knee” during his years playing football.