Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills praises U.S. fencing champion who took a knee during national anthem

On Friday, three American fencers won gold at the Pan American Games in Peru – and one of them chose to use his platform to advocate for social change. 

Race Imboden took a knee during the playing of the United States national anthemafter receiving his medal, joining the likes of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and USWNT superstar Megan Rapinoe who have made the move in the past. 

“We must call for change,” Imboden said in a Twitter post on Friday. He listed racism, gun control and the treatment of immigrants among the “multiple shortcomings” he sees in the U.S. today. 

On Monday, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills, who has knelt during the national anthem at NFL games previously and has said he will continue to do so, took to Instagram to praise Imboden’s move. 

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Bill Belichick takes blame for crushing Patriots loss: ‘It starts with me’

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick took the blame for his team’s crushing last-second loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. 

Many were quick to point fingers at Belichick’s decision-making after Miami was able to score a 69-yard touchdown featuring two lateral passes as time expired, ultimately getting by the Patriots’ questionable last line of defense: Rob Gronkowski. 

Gronkowski, a 6-foot-6, 265-pound tight end who has missed three games this season due to injuries, was on the field for the final play in anticipation of a possible Hail Mary pass attempt. However, the Dolphins went with a different strategy, and it had New England completely fooled.

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