Rapinoe kneels again during anthem before US match

ATLANTA (AP) " Midfielder Megan Rapinoe again knelt during the national anthem before a U.S. women's national team match against the Netherlands on Sunday night.

Rapinoe has been kneeling in solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has not stood during the anthem since the NFL preseason to draw attention to racial inequality.

Rapinoe did not start in Sunday night's match at the Georgia Dome.

Rapinoe also knelt before the team's game against Thailand in Ohio on Thursday. U.S. Soccer issued a statement suggesting she may face repercussions.

Rapinoe has also knelt during a game with her club team, the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League. However, on Sept. 11 anniversary she stood and linked arms with her teammates.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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