Rihanna ‘declined Super Bowl half-time show gig in support of Kaepernick’

Latest news

    Rihanna was the NFL’s first choice for the Super Bowl half-time show

    The NFL has refused to comment on reports that Barbadian singer Rihanna declined an invitation to headline the Super Bowl half-time show in support of Colin Kaepernick.

    Quarterback Kaepernick, 30, was the first player to kneel during the US national anthem.

    Other players followed suit, leading to criticism from President Donald Trump.

    A source close to the singer reportedly told US Weekly magazine that Rihanna “does not agree with the NFL’s stance”.

    Maroon 5 will now headline the show, which will take place on 3 February in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Players who refused to stand during The Star-Spangled Banner have said the protests were a reaction to police brutality against African Americans and racial inequality.

    Kaepernick has been without a team since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017.

    He has filed a grievance against NFL team owners he claims conspired not to hire him because of his protests and has become the face of a new Nike advertising campaign.

    View the original article:

    BBC Sport has also contacted Rihanna’s representatives for comment.

    Colin Kaepernick (right) has been without a club since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017

    In the same category are

    England v New Zealand. All Blacks to start Sonny Bill Williams at inside centre Williams missed New Zealand's last Test against Japan England v New Zealand Venue: Twickenham Date: 10 November Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Radio c...
    ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018: Tournament guide and players to watch England are hoping to add the World T20 to the World Cup, as they did in 2009 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Venues: Guyana, St Lucia, Antigua Dates: 9-2...
    Floyd Mayweather: Retired boxer denies agreeing deal to face kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa Mayweather (left) said he was "blindsided" at a news conference in JapanFloyd Mayweather says he has not agreed to face Tenshin Nasukawa in an offici...
    Raheem Sterling penalty: Worst penalty decision ever? Nothing but turf - Sterling trips over his own foot and wins a penaltyWas it the worst penalty decision ever? Probably. On Wednesday night, Raheem St...
    Virat Kohli causes uproar with ‘leave India’ comment Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kohli's remarks have sparked outrage on social mediaIndia cricket captain Virat Kohli is embroiled in controvers...
    Man City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Bizarre penalty helps set up record Champions League win Gabriel Jesus had not scored for Manchester City since 25 September before his hat-trick against Shakhtar DonetskManchester City recorded their bigge...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.