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Twitter Reacts to Oakland A’s Bruce Maxwell Kneeling During Anthem: ‘What Patriotism Looks Like’

Following President Donald Trump’s attacks on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first major league baseball player to take part in the protests when he knelt prior to last night’s game against the Texas Rangers.

After the game, Maxwell explained to reporters that he wasn’t trying to show disrespect for the flag, but instead he’s kneeling because it is “what is getting the attention” and bringing attention to racial injustice.

And his action has inspired at least one teammate to kneel in solidarity with him in the future:

But not everyone was supportive:

Trump continued his assault on pro athletes expressing their political and social opinions this morning by essentially calling for an NFL boycott via Twitter. Once wonders if he’ll target MLB now.

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