A dancer for Georgia Tech’s football team has lent her support to NFL players protesting during the national anthem by retweeting a powerful photo of herself kneeling on the football field in protest. Raianna Brown, seen kneeling on the football field in a national anthem protest, is going viral for reposting a photo from that day over the weekend. Thank you to @Kaepernick7 for inspiring [me] to #TakeaKnee to take a stand,” wrote Georgia Tech student and Yellow Jackets cheerleader Raianna Brown on Twitter, where she calls herself Issa Rai, on Saturday.
Following one of the most politically momentous weekends in NFL history, the eyes of the world are going to be trained on the University of Phoenix Stadium for Monday Night Football. For the Dallas Cowboys and their owner Jerry Jones, the spotlight could be uncomfortable. Jones, the 74-year-old oil billionaire, has already voiced his belief this season that NFL players should “respect the flag,” in an interview with radio station 105.3 The Fan in August.
Claudia Gadelha had a disappointing showing against Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night 117: Saint Preux vs. Okami in Japan on Friday. Now, she’s planning to take a step away from the sport to catch her breath. Gadelha entered the fight as the No. 1 contender in the UFC strawweight division. That is sure to change following a unanimous decision loss in which she started strong, but was eventually overwhelmed by Andrade. By the end of three rounds, the scorecards were heavily in Andrade’s favor showing scores of 30-26, 30-25, and 30-27. In addition to Andrade on Friday, Gadelha has only ever lost to current UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who next steps into the Octagon opposite Rose