Powerful moment on the field at the Chicago Fire vs. Seattle Sounders FC game in Orlando where ALL of the players took a knee in a powerful moment of silence right before kickoff.
Even the ref got down on a knee.
Some players raised a clenched fist — including Chicago Fire striker C.J. Sapong.
As the camera panned around the field, we didn’t see one person — players, coaches, linesmen, etc — who didn’t participate in the tribute.
After roughly 30 seconds, the ref blew the whistle, people stood and clapped — and play began.
Obviously, the kneeling is to put a spotlight on police brutality and racial injustice … clearly inspired by Colin Kaepernick.
Interesting to note, the national anthem was NOT playing during the kneeling demonstration.
The game is part of the MLS is Back tournament — currently taking place inside of a bubble environment in Orlando, Florida.
Just last week, players from Orlando City SC and Inter Miami CF held a similar tribute before they kicked off … only that one lasted 8 minutes and 46 seconds as a way to put a spotlight on George Floyd.