Women's soccer teams take a knee ahead of opening Olympic Games matches
July 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Five women's soccer teams took a knee ahead of their opening matches at the 2020 Summer Games.
(CNN)Five women's soccer teams took a knee ahead of their opening matches at the 2020 Summer Games.
It is something we stand for as a team. "
The women's soccer team from New Zealand took a knee before their opening match against Australia.
Midfielder Tameka Yallop said after the match that the team is against racism but wanted to show support to the "broader Indigenous Australians. "
"We are obviously in support of no racism, we definitely wanted to take a stand and show our support of that, and we also wanted to represent not just Kyah Simon and Lydia Williams within our team, but the broader Indigenous Australians, and give our own Australian flare to shed light on that aspect of it as well.