Bruce Maxwell would like you to listen

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell kneels during the national anthem before the start of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Saturday Sept. 23 2017 in Oakland Calif. Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics has become the first major league

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell kneels during the national anthem before the start of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Saturday Sept. 23 2017 in Oakland Calif. Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics has become the first major league

I have hope, though, that the stadium timeline is conservative, and the expressed commitment to hold this group together is real. Earlier in the day, Maxwell, who is African American, criticized Trump's comments in both Twitter and Instagram.

"You talk about kneeling and how you're making a statement for your rights, but think about if those people wouldn't have gone over to fight just so you can play the sport you love".

"I don't want to go", Curry said.

Terry Collins of the Mets: "I'm not a big political guy, not by a big stretch of the imagination, but I've been blessed enough to travel the world and I respect our country immensely".

He tweeted several times on Saturday in regards to the issue, saying it was about "just complete inequality". I think involved in all of that is a feeling of not wanting to rock the boat, so to speak.

Khris Davis, a left fielder for the A's, applauded Maxwell for bravely following through. "F**k this man! Seriously on the highest platform for our country expressing that it is OK for there to be Division [sic] of man and rights!"

He was raised in Alabama, site of Trump's Friday night speech during which the president blasted NFL players for kneeling during the anthem and also bemoaned what he seemed to consider an overriding concern within the league for brain injuries. "I'm proud of him for the fact he went about it the way he did". Teammate Mark Canha placed a hand on his shoulder as he knelt. The No. 1 thing for me is we've got a lot to do.

Maxwell said after Sunday's game that he's received threats since kneeling, including racial epithets and warnings "to watch my back". And the A's sent out a message of support moments after the protest. "To single out NFL players for doing this isn't something we should be doing-I felt it should be a little more broad".

Before a home game against the Texas Rangers, Maxwell dropped to a knee just outside Oakland's dugout, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks. "That's kind of the nucleus of my beliefs".

There was immediate support from his organization. That used to include things like making rookies dress up like women and carry pink backpacks, but Major League Baseball banned that practice, so veterans had to get marginally more creative. Why would you deny ANYone the right to exercise that very most American of privileges?

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