WNBA to Let Players Continue with Unity During Anthem

NEW YORK — The WNBA is going to let teams choose how they stand for the national anthem for the remainder of the season.

The league confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday that it has extended the suspension of the national anthem protocol put in place on Aug. 16. Over the past 10 days, teams have been able to lock arms with each other during the anthem to show their support for the victims of racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that occurred two weeks ago.

“Linking arms, showing that all of us — black, brown, white, — we’re in this together was the message we wanted to share with our country and the world. And we believed that it was our responsibility to do that,” players association president Nneka Ogwumike said. “The fact that league and team officials supported them and have extended that support now shows the



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