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Race Imboden takes a knee and joins tradition of US athlete protests

United States gold medal winning fencer Race Imboden has been given 12 months of probation after taking a knee during the medal ceremony at the 2019 Pan-Am Games. Imboden’s gesture preceded a similar protest on Saturday by American hammer thrower Gwen Berry, who raised her fist at the end of the national anthem after winning gold, she received the same fate. US athletes have a long history of staging such protests, dating back to the 1960s civil rights movement, but they have grown in recent years following NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s decision to start taking a knee in 2016.
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    US Olympic officials reprimand but don't punish Pan-Am Games protesters ► https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/aug/20/race-imboden-gwen-berry-olympics-probation

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    What a ginger knobhead

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    He does not represent the USA, remove the flag off your uniform. Continue looking into the Epstein death, these muppets were bought to distract.

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    Beat him like a redheaded step child

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    this guy knelt on the knee to get personal attention & promote his modeling, DJ and fledgling Hip Hop career……a very selfish, self centered, hipster attitude from a private school background. Not a team player that is for sure.

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    Doesn't matter what race and color people are, just stop the hate

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    this dude probably took a little more durgs then he should this morning. opp!!!

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    Take knee,take hike

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