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article imageMeghan Linsey defends her decision to kneel after national anthem

By Markos Papadatos     Sep 25, 2017 in Music
Meghan Linsey, country songstress and alumna of "The Voice," has defended her decision to kneel after singing the national anthem.
Linsey performed the American national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," at the Tennessee Titans Game.
In a statement to the press, Linsey shared her love and respect for the United States of America (USA), as well as for those veterans who died that gave us the right to "stand, kneel" or to be absent during the national anthem yesterday. She added that the heart of America is our "Constitution," and noted that we are all symbols of that Constitution.
After she finished performing her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," she kneeled in solidarity with the football players, and she paid her respects to those that experience racism and abuse on a regular basis.
Lindsey underscored her love for the American flag, and clarified that kneeling was her way to support those who has been mistreated or disregarded. "I will never normalize hate, whether that angers people or not," Linsey remarked in the press statement.
She shared that she knew that some backlash would arise from the people that do not understand, however, they has also been a tremendous outpouring of support from those who applauded and knelt with the songstress. She acknowledged her gratitude for that, and she prays that our country can find "unity despite our differences."
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