Dave Meggyesy and the legacy of dissent in the NFL

This weekend will mark Super Bowl LVII, one of the biggest events of the year for television viewership. Many of us recall that in 2016, San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick used the visibility provided by the television platform in order to protest racial injustice in the United States by taking a knee during the National Anthem during NFL games. But it’s less remembered that 50 years before Kaepernick’s protest, St. Louis Cardinals linebacker Dave Meggyesy also used the National […]