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Football news and analysis from The Nation
September 22, 2017
Is the NBA a ‘Safer Space’ for Political Athletes?
The NBA wants to be seen as more friendly to player activism than the NFL. Let’s find out.
September 13, 2017
Statement of Solidarity With Michael Bennett
“Michael Bennett has been sitting during the anthem precisely to raise these issues of racist injustice that are now an intimate part of his life. Now we stand with him.”
September 8, 2017
The Las Vegas Police Union Goes in the Gutter to Attack Michael Bennett
The Las Vegas Police Protective Association’s letter to Roger Goodell is repugnant, dangerous, and irresponsible.
September 6, 2017
Stand With Michael Bennett, Even if It’s Uncomfortable
The Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowler and anthem protester needs to know that he does not stand alone.
August 29, 2017
Inside New York City’s #IStandWithKap Rally
Scenes from the several-thousand-strong rally outside NFL Headquarters in New York.
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August 24, 2017
The NFL Is More Comfortable With Concussions Than Conscience
At a massive rally for Colin Kaepernick outside NFL headquarters, speakers called out the league’s hypocrisy.
August 21, 2017
White NFL Players and the Politics of Solidarity
We are reminded that there is a difference between calling for justice and calling for peace.
August 18, 2017
Chris Long Makes the Gesture We’ve Been Waiting For
“I thought it was important that athletes with my skin color stood up with others protesting for racial equality.” With that line, a conversation has been changed.
August 9, 2017
Activists Are Rallying for Colin Kaepernick, but Aiming Far Higher Than One Man’s Career
Protesters will rally
for racial justice and free speech outside the NFL headquarters on August 23.
August 2, 2017
Colin Kaepernick Finally Has a Shot at Getting Signed, but a High-Profile Trump Apologist Stands in His Way
The embattled quarterback is often derided as “divisive”—but it’s Ray Lewis who is dividing Baltimore.