Olympic Soccer Players Kick Off Tokyo Games By Taking A Knee

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TMZ 21 July, 2021 - 09:33am 7 views

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Earlier this year, the International Olympic Committee released a strict policy for the 2020 Games ... banning any sort of demonstrations or protests on the field of play, during ceremonies or at the podium ... and anyone who broke the guidelines would face severe sanctions.

Members of Great Britain's and Chile's women's soccer teams took advantage of the relaxed policy by getting on one knee before their opening match at the Sapporo Dome hours ago ... a demonstration that would have resulted in harsh punishment if the amended rules didn't come into play.

The 2020 Games are just getting started ... so expect other sports and athletes to join in on the movement as well.

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