Of course we all remember the controversy a few years ago when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, in what he said was a protest against racial injustice.
Well if you thought we were past that particular issue…well, think again.
LeBron Jamesrecently attended his son Bronny’s first game at USC. The 19-year old son of the NBA superstar made his debut for the Trojans on Sunday, just months after suffering a terrifying cardiac arrest during practice.
And of course dad was in attendance for his son’s college debut. But it was LeBron’s actions pregame that are drawing attention online.
Video shows LeBron walking into the Galen Center during the national anthem ahead of the matchup between the Trojans and the Long Beach State 49ers. But instead of remaining standing, LeBron promptly takes his seat courtside, and remains seated during the anthem.
And of course people online noticed – and aren’t happy.
Lebron James sitting during the national anthem is complete DISRESPECT!
Basketball player LeBron James interrupts National Anthem by walking across the basketball court as players stand in respect then refuses to stand still before taking a seat while the National Anthem is still being sung.