(PresidentialWire.com)- U.S. President Joe Biden won’t take action against American athletes taking the knee and protesting during the national anthem, so it’s down to the Japanese authorities to do something instead. A report from The Guardian claims that the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 organizers have decided to ban the sharing of photographs and videos of athletes who take the knee during national anthems.
The news came from an insider familiar with the planning of the Tokyo Olympics, who said that top officials of the event told everybody working on the Olympic Games not to share specific photographs and videos of players on social media. A specific reference was made to players who kneeled before a women’s soccer game between Chile and Great Britain. The live broadcast of the match showed players taking a knee in what they claimed was a protest against “racism.”
An insider said that they found the decision not to share images of players kneeling on the Tokyo 2020 social media or live blog to be an “odd” decision, citing the famous photograph of Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists in the 1968 Olympics over the unfair treatment of Black Americans.
We might need to answer that one for them…
Racism was more prevalent 60 years ago. Today, racism is not institutional and Black Americans have all the same rights as White Americans. So there isn’t much to protest.
The Guardian reported how the Tokyo 2020 planners recently eased restrictions that stopped athletes from taking part in demonstrations that are political or religious in nature, meaning peaceful protest is now technically allowed at the Olympics.
The difference is, the Olympic Games doesn’t appear to want to reward those who are protesting for their own selfish goals…
Looks like nobody can make themselves famous by being woke at the Olympics this year!