- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Bill Russell appears to be in support of the NFL protests. A photo of Russell taking a knee surfaced on Twitter on Tuesday — with Russell wearing his Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

The photo appeared on the Twitter account, “TheBillRussell,” which is unverified and has only posted once. 

Russell, a former Celtics coach and one of the greatest basketball players of all time, was awarded the medal in 2011 under President Barack Obama.

The Medal of Freedom is America’s highest civilian honor.




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