Kneeling protests spread amid Trump’s feud with athletes: Stevie Wonder kneels ‘for America’ at Central Park gig – and Oakland A’s catcher becomes the first baseball player to take a knee during the national anthem

Sunday, September 24, 2017
By Paul Martin

An Oakland Athletics baseball player became the first major leaguer to take a knee during the national anthem on Saturday
Bruce Maxwell knelt as he held his baseball cap against the left side of his torso during the national anthem before his team’s game at the Oakland Coliseum
In New York, pop music legend Stevie Wonder began his appearance at a concert in Central Park by dropping down to one knee ‘for America’

By ARIEL ZILBER
DAILYMAIL.COM
24 September 2017

America didn’t have to wait until Sunday to see if sports stars and celebrities would take a knee in defiance of President Donald Trump.

An Oakland Athletics baseball player became the first major leaguer to take a knee during the national anthem on Saturday.

Later that same evening, pop music legend Stevie Wonder began his appearance at a concert in New York’s Central Park by dropping down to one knee in an act he said was ‘for America.’

In Oakland, Athletics rookie catcher Bruce Maxwell knelt as he held his baseball cap against the left side of his torso during the singing of the national anthem before his team’s game against the Texas Rangers at the Oakland Coliseum.

Teammate Mark Canha placed his hand on Maxwell’s shoulder.

Earlier in the day, Maxwell posted a number of tweets denouncing Trump for saying that the NFL should bar players who knelt during the anthem in protest of police shootings of African Americans.

He also hinted that he would take a knee during the anthem – a gesture that no other professional baseball player has made since the trend was first started last year by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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One Response to “Kneeling protests spread amid Trump’s feud with athletes: Stevie Wonder kneels ‘for America’ at Central Park gig – and Oakland A’s catcher becomes the first baseball player to take a knee during the national anthem”

  1. Strayhorse

    Burn ALL pro-sports cards and never buy any sports memorabilia ever again. Let pro-sports know WHY they have any money at all!

    #3384374

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