Reggie Cannon is now in Portugal with Boavista, however the defender just lately replied to remarks on one in all his ultimate appearances with FC Dallas.
In an Aug. ninth league event vs. Nashville SC, Cannon and his teammates knelt all through the Nationwide Anthem and had been booed by means of a few of its personal lovers. Cannon replied to these lovers in his post-match feedback, however admitted on The Crack Podcast with host Mabricio Wilson and previous U.S. internationals Oguchi Onyewu and DaMarcus Beasley that Dallas sought after him to make an apology for his feedback.
“That they had written out a remark for me that learn, ‘I make an apology to the lovers I angry,” Cannon mentioned. “My selection of phrases, I love to suppose that I let the warmth of the instant get to me.”
“I mentioned, ‘With all appreciate, I’m now not apologizing. I didn’t do the rest flawed. All of us made the verdict [to kneel].’ And I mentioned, ‘What they did used to be disgusting.’ I by no means referred to as somebody disgusting. The motion that you simply guys selected to do used to be disgusting since you don’t perceive why we’re kneeling.”
Whilst a number of FC Dallas lovers booed the movements of the gamers, one fan threw an object onto the sphere and used to be due to this fact ejected. After the event, Cannon reacted to the movements of the fan pronouncing: “You’ll’t also have the beef up of your individual lovers for your personal stadium. It’s completely baffling to me.”
FC Dallas confirmed beef up in opposition to Cannon together with when studies of “threats of being lynched” got here days following the Nashville event. The membership even introduced to have Cannon take a seat out of the next Aug. 17th event because of a number of social media posts focused on Cannon and the membership.
“The membership simply referred to as me and instructed me I don’t must play the next day to come as a result of sadly we had been despatched any other screenshot of other folks rallying up pronouncing they’re gonna give me a wonder at one of the crucial house video games,” mentioned Cannon. “Each put up pronouncing, ‘Let’s train this boy Reggie Cannon a lesson about what true terror is.’ All this BS. So, now they’re taking added safety features.”
A number of groups have stayed of their locker rooms for the Nationwide Anthem whilst some gamers have persisted to kneel in beef up for the struggle towards social injustice.
Cannon, 22, has since been transferred to Boavista, taking part in within the membership’s opening 3 suits of the league season. The U.S. Males’s Nationwide Staff defender has risen throughout the ranks regionally and the world over, however has noticed his reviews of the membership alternate following the movements previous this summer time.
“Now I do know what I stand for as a result of I’ve noticed this, I’ve noticed how other folks actually suppose, I’ve noticed how other folks actually are,” Cannon mentioned. “As a result of I’ve at all times sought after to imagine, like for instance, FC Dallas is at all times a circle of relatives they usually at all times have your highest pursuits at middle and at all times have your again.
“I’ve more or less had my eyes opened. I do know what I stand for.”
Cannon and Boavista resume league play on Oct. 19th towards Vitoria Guimaraes in search of its first win of the season.