Home Sports Bruce Maxwell of Oakland Athletics won’t kneel during anthem in 2018

Bruce Maxwell of Oakland Athletics won’t kneel during anthem in 2018

5
0
SHARE

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell said in a statement on Tuesday that he will no longer kneel during the national anthem.

“The purpose of the gesture was to raise awareness about social issues affecting our country, and while I’m looking forward to a society that is inclusive, empathetic and a welcoming place, I will not continue the symbolic gesture of taking a knee during our National Anthem this season,” his statement read in part.

Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the anthem when he did so before a home game against the Texas Rangers on Sept. 23, 2017.

Maxwell, the son of a U.S. Army veteran, said after the game that he was kneeling “for the people that don’t have a voice.”

: will be replaced with the original fetched article content
Bruce Maxwell of Oakland Athletics won’t kneel during anthem in 2018:title of the post
2018-02-13 20:08:09:the date when the feed item published
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22422585/bruce-maxwell-oakland-athletics-kneel-anthem-2018:will be replaced with the original article source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here