Wednesday, September 07, 2016

John Tortorella not 'backing off' national anthem stance

Yahoo Sports reports:
Team USA World Cup of Hockey coach John Tortorella will not reverse his stance from his comments on Tuesday when he said he would bench players for not standing during the national anthem.

At a news conference one day after he told ESPN’s Linda Cohn, “If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game,” Tortorella explained why he believes in this opinion.

Cohn’s question stemmed from a national debate that’s come from the decision by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to not stand during the playing of the national anthem. Kaepernick has said that he’s not “going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
Imagine that.