Soul-searching led to emotional anthem moment

Lahoma Whitelow


Chicago Red Stars teammates Julie Ertz and Casey Quick say challenging conversations over the past quite a few weeks led to their vulnerability in the moment they shared an emotional embrace although they knelt during the nationwide anthem as the NWSL opened its time.

Quick sobbed as she was held by Ertz prior to Chicago’s match against the Washington Spirit on Saturday evening, the next video game of the Countrywide Women’s Soccer League event in Utah.

“Currently, just about every time the nationwide anthem is played, our state carries on to grow to be much more and much more divided on what the visual image of unity seems like,” Quick and Ertz reported in a joint assertion they produced Tuesday. “Through our constant conversations we desired to make sure that no matter what we made the decision to do, it would not be an vacant gesture. It would be

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