Nix said she felt “pride” when she saw the picture of her stepdaughter.
“I know Sam the person,” Nix said. “She is as high quality of person as you will ever meet. She’s very special, very Christian. She loves all people and she loves her country. She’s very grounded to her faith, country and family.”
The Courage and their opponents, the Portland Thorns, released a joint statement.
“We took a knee today to protest racial injustice, police brutality, and systemic racism against Black people and people of color in America. We love our country and we have taken this opportunity to hold it to a higher standard. It is our duty to demand that the liberties and freedoms this nation was founded upon are extended to everyone,” the statement read.