NBA: Singer takes knee during opening of inhabitant anthem during Nets game

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(Reuters) – Singer Justine Skye forsaken to a knee toward a finish of her delivery of The Star-Spangled Banner before to a Brooklyn Nets home opener opposite a Orlando Magic on Friday.

Some NFL players have sat or taken a knee during renditions of a strain a past dual seasons to criticism secular inequality in a United States though NBA players have stood in suitability with joining rules.

The protests have lifted a madness of U.S. President Donald Trump, who says a players are being unpleasant to a nation and a military.

In an online post, a 22-year-old Brooklyn local pronounced she was nervous about singing a strain to start with and pronounced she substantially would not be asked to do so again.

“I had to take a knee for a opening diversion in my city and let my voice be heard,” Skye wrote in an Instagram post along with a video of a performance.

“We will not be silenced,” she said, adding an emoji of a clenched fist and a hashtag #blacklivesmatter.

Reporting by Rory Carroll; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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