Chicago Firefighter's Anthem Kneel Sparks Backlash

  • Source: NBC Chicago
  • Published: 06/07/2018 03:12 PM

A Chicago firefighter has come under fire from many of his own after taking a knee during the national anthem ahead of a memorial football game honoring a fallen officer and CFD rescue diver, who were both killed in the line of duty. The game between Chicago’s fire and police departments took place Saturday to raise funds for families of fallen CFD rescue diver Juan Bucio and police Cmdr. Paul Bauer. Pictures on Facebook showed a firefighter, who played in the game, taking a knee during the national anthem. The move is part of a national movement to protest police brutality that has swept through the NFL. President Donald Trump rescinded an invite to Super Bowl champs the Philadelphia Eagles over the dispute and the league introduced a new policy.


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