“I think it’s a wonderful thing,” says Magdalena Eriksson, who earned the 50th All-American ring for the women’s team on Friday. “It is very important that, yes, women who play sports have a voice and they can speak out on any kind of thing.” The two-time Olympian adds, “How come we have to do it? And it’s not just women? I would love to see men do it, too.”
Chelsea star Jess Carter is one of them. After she knelt in protest during the national anthem before the game against Reno in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, she followed it up by joining Eriksson and numerous other white women in the locker room, standing on the floor with their fists raised.
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Speaking to me for the first time since taking the knee #Natalielibrock pic.twitter.com/0qJBYcVgGQ — Sam Ley (@samley) July 24, 2017
Men, just do it, Jess Carter says #Natalielibrock pic.twitter.com/swUy2t2Gwq — Sam Ley (@samley) July 24, 2017
Here’s Jess Carter and Magdalena Eriksson in protest on the field. #THG pic.twitter.com/rcOOWwJuZt — Sam Ley (@samley) July 24, 2017