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Athletics’ Bruce Maxwell Says Pro-Trump Waiter Wouldn’t Serve Him Over Kneeling Protest (VIDEO)
Last month, Bruce Maxwell became the first MLB player to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem, and almost immediately, he started to receive death threats for his actions.
“Racial slurs for the most part. I’ve got some people who wish I got hurt indefinitely, wish I got suspended, little things,” Maxwell said.
“I expected it. It’s nothing different from what I dealt with in my life. Threats I get are part of the problem.”
Little did he know, that would be just the tip of the iceberg. The Oakland Athletics rookie catcher revealed that a waiter recently refused to serve him after he realized who he was and what he did.
“Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell – the only MLB player who took a knee this season — tells TMZ Sports he was confronted by a pro-Trump waiter at an Alabama restaurant who refused to serve him.
“He was like, ‘You’re the guy who took the knee? I voted for Trump and I stand for everything he stands for.’”
Maxwell says it all went down at a lunch with a local politician — and after they complained to management, they got a new server. “