Quote of the day: Carli Lloyd on Megan Rapinoe’s protest

“It is a distraction, but like we all know, we’ve dealt with a lot of distractions before.”

– Carli Lloyd, on Megan Rapinoe’s continued kneeling during the national anthem. Lloyd, a team captain, was interviewed by Jenny Taft of Fox Sports before the United States’ game against the Netherlands on Sunday (Sept. 18). This was her full quote.

Megan Rapinoe again kneels during the national anthem before the United States' match against the Netherlands on Sept. 18, 2016. Next to her are Crystal Dunn and Ali Krieger. (John Bazemore/AP)

John Bazemore/AP



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