Big League Baseball Defends Anthem Kneeling, Supports Black Lives Matter

Big League Baseball Defends Anthem Kneeling, Supports Black Lives Matter

Major League Baseball came out in defense of gamers who knelt during the nationwide anthem on Monday evening, taking on critics and tweeting in assistance of the Black Lives Matter movement.

As Breitbart News reported, numerous members of the San Francisco Giants took a knee during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner during a preseason game hosted by the Oakland Sports before an empty stadium filled with cardboard cutouts.

The Giants proudly tweeted out the demonstration:

#BlackLivesMatter

pic.twitter.com/cypjLQfoIZ

— SFGiants (@SFGiants) July 21, 2020

In the middle of much criticism online, the league’s Twitter account began protecting the protest and issued tweets in assistance of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Members of the @SFGiants kneel during the National Anthem. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/QbvAvCZiEs

— MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2020

It has never had to do with the military or the flag. The gamers and coaches are using their platforms to quietly object.

— MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2020

Supporting human rights is not political.

— MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2020

Clayton Kershaw is speaking up. pic.twitter.com/bfKiS89 nxS

— MLB (@MLB) July 20, 2020

Supporting our players and supporting equality is not political.

— MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2020

The league is set to launch a 60- video game season later this week, shortened since of the coronavirus pandemic. Games will be played before empty stadiums, and several rule changes have been embraced for gamers’ safety.

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