XFL relaunched for a 2020 debut

American football is about to get a little more…erm, X, as Vince McMahon has officially relaunched the XFL to compete with the historic National Football League. The original XFL ran in the 2001 football off-season, and was a joint venture between the then-WWF (World Wrestling Federation) and television network NBC. Pitched as a more exciting…

To knee or not to knee: Quarterback’s protest sparks debate over racism and patriotism

Just prior to a preseason game with the Green Bay Packers, Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers backup Quarterback, refused to stand for the American national anthem. Kaepernick’s protest, against what he calls “a country that oppresses black people and people of colour” has created significant furore and debate in the NFL. He further stated…