MLB Defies Trump As Every Player and Coach Takes Knee Prior to the National Anthem

Opening night for Major League Baseball was last night and everyone expected some type of BLM spectacle.

Dr. Fauci threw out the first pitch – a one-hopper that missed the mark and then the kneeling stated.

We expected some players from the Yankees and Nationals to take a knee during the national anthem but no one predicted that every player and coach from both teams would do it. But they did.

From Breitbart:

The players knelt in protest in front of an empty stadium. MLB has closed their stadiums to fans during their abbreviated season due to the coronavirus.

After the death of George Floyd and the ensuing civil unrest that has swept through the country since late May, MLB has become more vocal on social justice issue.

The league’s social media accounts have tweeted dozens of Black Lives Matter messages. In addition, MLB has stenciled Black Lives Matter on the pitchers mounds in all ballparks during their opening weekend.

Earlier in the week, players and coaches from the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds knelt in protest.