Buzz Bulletin: We’ll Never Be Royals

By: Whitney Carroll McKinnon
Posted: May 24, 2018

If you possess the technology to read this blog, you already know about Saturday’s royal wedding.

In a show of cross-cultural British and American celebration rarely seen not involving a war, notable members of society in both countries descended upon Windsor Castle to celebrate the nuptials of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Miss Meghan Markle (now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex).

Among the invitees flying in from the U.S for the occasion was American royalty herself, Serena Williams. Queen Serena, who attended with husband Alexis Ohanian, stunned in a blush pink dress and fascinator.

Unsurprisingly, Serena dominated games of beer pong during the post-reception reception. Royalty, amirite?

Serena wasn’t the only internationally known athlete who made an appearance at St. George’s Chapel. Mr. and Mrs. David Beckham, AKA Becks and Posh, were also in attendance. Victoria reprised her navy blue look from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2011 royal wedding with a structured dress and veiled fascinator of her own design, while Becks looked dapper as always.

However, the notoriously brutal British tabloids have been unable to stop talking about the duo after it was reported that David had been out partying with a brunette socialite on the eve of the wedding and “liked” bikini photos of a former athlete following the soiree.

Brandi Chastain’s HOF Plaque is…Nice

Women’s World Cup legend Brandi Chastain was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday. While the gesture was nice, the plaque itself left something to be desired.

Greatly desired.

Obviously, the good people of Twitter weren’t going to let this slide.

For her part, Chastain was a class act about the entire situation, managing not to visibly cringe and even mustering a thumbs-up beside the plaque.

NFL: Nationalist Football League

On Wednesday, NFL owners voted almost unanimously in favor of a ruling that requires players on the field to stand for the national anthem. Players may remain in the locker room without penalty, but those who choose to come onto the field and kneel during the anthem will be subject to a fine. The NFL Players Association was not consulted prior to the ruling.

It turns out that not everyone is on board with this conflation of nationalism and patriotism, including several players who made their opinions known on Twitter.

Chris Long:

Torrey Smith:

Malcolm Jenkins

The amount of the fine is undisclosed, but multiple teams have already offered to shoulder the costs on behalf of their protesting players. Read Tom’s take on the issue here.

Sources: SI, Mirror, PopSugar

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