The USWNT was one of several soccer teams to take the knee on the field ahead of their matches on the opening day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Just before their 90-minute contest on Wednesday morning, the British women’s soccer team knelt in protest alongside their Chilean opponents. The decision was followed by the other teams that played later that day, including the United States, Sweden, and Australia.
“Taking the knee was something we spoke about as a group. We feel so strongly, and we want to show we’re united,” said Great British team captain Steph Houghton, after her team bested Chile 2-0.