“A’s rookie catcher Bruce Maxwell… became the first major-league player to kneel during the national anthem on Saturday before Oakland’s 1-0 win at the Coliseum…”
This is a unwinnable battle because Americans died for the rights we have. If someone wants to kneel during the anthem they can. If they want to burn the flag they can. If they want to bemoan this country they can. I’m not an enemy of the President but even I would kneel if powerful persons were pressuring me not to.
I’m going to tell Donald Trump and his administration how to get out of this. This situation isn’t horrible yet. This has the potential to be a good PR stunt if Trump does NOT fan the flames. He should say something similar to “I think kneeling is disrespectful and they shouldn’t do it.” and let the story die.
Listen Trump they are about to claim you’re not only racist but Un-American. Baseball was chosen for a reason and this man’s father is a soldier. This is a high level trap but Trump doesn’t have to fall into it.
If you continue to bash these morons for kneeling they’ll have the moral high ground. I don’t blame you for falling for this trap. Most older people have a higher regard for American symbols. You have more important things to do. Don’t waste your time on sports. They deserve no attention.