Publicado: Mar, Setiembre 26, 2017
Negocios | By Lorenzo Cobo

A's Maxwell Kneels During National Anthem

A's Maxwell Kneels During National Anthem

"The only way we can come together is by informing". I believe they appreciate the fact that our guys do respectfully stand out there for our anthem and for our flag. Maxwell's agent, Matt Sosnick, told The Associated Press that "the Maxwells' love and appreciation for our country is indisputable".

"He's very courageous", said A's outfielder Khris Davis, who hit his 40th homer Saturday. "I respect his decision".

While he made it clear he wasn't speaking for his entire team, Curry holds a lot of sway in the dressing room.

What's also impressive is how he went about it - he spoke with both management and his teammates about his plans and purpose. "I'm kneeling for a cause but I'm in no way disrespecting my country or my flag".

The A's have shown nothing but support for Maxwell, who held a team meeting and took questions before kneeling Saturday. He knelt, hand over heart, during the playing of the national anthem last evening. Not truly competitive if anyone was being honest, but they were hovering around.500 and were arguably in the wild card race. President Donald Trump took it to a new level, which resulted in a liberal meltdown over the weekend concerning NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem. "He was as articulate as I've seen him", manager Bob Melvin said. "This wasn't an emotional thing just today for him". Then, when it was time to play ball in the Bay Area, he made an even bigger statement.

The Oakland Athletics issued a statement saying the team "prides ourselves on being inclusive" and supports "players' constitutional rights and freedom of expression".

League executives and star players alike condemned Trump's words on Saturday, and Maxwell predicted on Twitter that athletes would begin kneeling in other sports following "comments like that coming from our president".

Since then several dozen athletes, mostly NFL players, have followed suit, using the gesture to protest police shootings of unarmed black men and to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Luther Strange in Huntsville on Friday. He insists that his protest was not anti-American in the slightest.

Until now, the Colin Kaepernick-inspired protests had just occurred within the NFL.

The percentage of African Americans on Opening Day rosters this year was 7.1, the lowest since 1958, according to USA Today. People that are high-ranking in our government have issues with what we're doing and have issues with certain people.

"Bruce's father is a proud military lifer".

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