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While Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit – and then kneel – during the national anthem has drawn plenty of criticism, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback has found yet another athletic ally in his high-profile protest.

At Sunday’s National Women’s Soccer League match between the Chicago Red Stars and Seattle Reign FC, U.S. Women’s National Team star Megan Rapinoe took a knee during the national anthem.

After the match, Rapinoe discussed her decision with John D. Halloran of American Soccer Now

“Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties,” Rapinoe told Halloran. “It was something small that I could do and something that I plan to keep doing in the future and hopefully spark some meaningful conversation around it.”

Rapinoe also took to Twitter after the match to address her protest.

Rapinoe and her Seattle teammates will play their next NWSL match in the D.C. area when they visit the first-place Washington Spirit on Wednesday night.