US anthem singer who joined kneeling protest gets death threats

A white US national anthem singer has received death threats and labeled “un-American” after kneeling at a football game earlier this week to protest racial inequality and police brutality against African-Americans.

Prominent country singer Meghan Linsey, who knelt down after singing the Star-Spangled Banner during Sunday’s NFL football game between Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks in solidarity with many African-American professional football players across the US that also kneeled during the anthem, told a local newspaper on Friday about getting the death threats, but expressed no regrets about her move.

The unprecedented protest action by football players and team staff members during Sunday and Monday football matches came in response to offensive remarks by US President Donald Trump last week calling for sacking of predominantly black players that have taken part in such protest action.  

“I feel like I did the right thing….

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