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Carli Lloyd on why she ‘had enough’ with USWNT kneeling at Olympics: ‘Felt like it was just a thing to do’

United States women’s national soccer team legend Carli Lloyd made headlines in her final international championship match during the bronze medal game of the 2020 Toyko Olympics when she decided not to kneel with the rest of her team prior to kickoff. 

She is now saying why she decided to do so. 

Lloyd joined CBS Sports’ “Kickin’ It” and went deep into her reasoning behind why she did not kneel for this match, which had become a normal occurrence during sporting events to protest racism following the death of George Floyd in 2020. 

“Probably,” she responded. “I think that people maybe look into things too much. Like you’re asking, ‘What was your reasoning?’ I kneeled five other times and in my last game, I was honed in. I wanted a medal. I wanted to just focus on that.”

Scott Thompson is a sports writer for Fox News Digital.


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