In 2016, Colin Kaepernick became famous for kneeling in the United States national anthem, protesting against police violence and racial injustice against black Americans. This gesture, innocuous in France, created a strong controversy in the US and was followed by other players. The protest was very popular among black Americans, with 74% of favorable opinions in 2016, and very unpopular among whites, with 62% of negative opinions.
This opposition eventually emerged on all black football players. Every year, a Q Scores study evaluates the popularity of NFL stars, the Washington Post recalls, via a representative panel of the American population. Q Scores asks respondents whether they know any particular player, and whether their opinion about the latter is "mediocre", "passable", "good", "very good" or "one of your favorites". Forty-three NFL players have been included in the 2015 and 2018 polls. Of these, twenty-one are black. Nine have protested at least once during the 2016 or 2017 seasons. On the side of the white players, none has done so.
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"data-reactid =" 25 "> In 2015, there were four black players out of the ten most popular players in white Americans, and in 2018 there was only one out of ten. lost popularity among white non-graduate Americans, whether they protest or not, those who protested during the anthem lost 6% compared to white players, those who did nothing during the anthem lost 4% of popularity compared to their counterparts White Protestant Americans lost just 1% of their popularity, and it rose slightly for non-Protestants.American Americans, the popularity of black players is also up (…) Read more on Slate.fr