The US women’s national team were slammed for refusing to sing the national anthem ahead of both of their opening 2023 World Cup games. Following a 3-0 win over Vietnam, fans eagerly awaited their second tie v the Netherlands in a repeat of the 2019 World Cup final.
Cheng Wing-chun is accused of replacing China's national anthem with a popular Hong Kong protest song in a YouTube video. A 2020 law in Hong Kong makes insulting the Chinese national anthem illegal.
6 Jun 2020
Pro-democracy lawmakers attempted to disrupt a debate on a controversial bill involving China's national anthem. The vote passed on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
29 Jul 2019
Dino Melaye puts Keyamo on the spot, asks the nominee to recite National Anthem.
25 Jan 2019
The controversial law prescribes jail time and fines for those who disrespect the Chinese national anthem. It has sparked concerns about the growing curbs on freedom of expression in the semi-autonomous city.
14 Oct 2017
Golden State Warriors president and chief operating officer, discusses athletes protesting the national anthem. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."
30 Sep 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump says NFL players "should stand" for the National Anthem, adding that he's talked to team owners about the issue.
24 Sep 2017
At a political rally for Alabama Senator Luther Strange, U.S. President Donald Trump called on NFL owners to fire players who kneel during the national anthem.