According to ESPN news, American teenager McKenney talked about anti-racism in an interview with brand sponsors. He said: "Because of my skin color, my country will not even accept me."
McKenney said in an interview: "This year, at the beginning of this season, we participated in the game, and the fans after the game made a monkey voice to me. This is devastating."
"When I returned to my home in Dallas, I was afraid of driving at night because I didn't know what would happen if I was suddenly pulled out of the car. Because of the color of my skin, the country I represent might not even accept me."
"It must be a bit heartbreaking. When I put on the armband, I felt it was a responsibility. I am an American and an African American. I just felt it necessary to bring this awareness overseas. I got it. A lot of support, which also makes me hate by many people."
"People will say, ‘you are a football player and you should not make a political statement.’ I think in my mind ‘I don’t think this is a political statement at all.’"
"If a person loses his life, I will not shut up and play football. I will not hide my opinions because people think I should only play football."
"I don't want to be called a great football player. I want to be called a great person. This is what I started trying to do, to create my legacy, to be the me I love."