Major League Baseball has officially crossed over into being blasted by the President and now the fans after several players on the San Francisco Giants took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem before Monday night’s exhibition game. This was the first national anthem demonstration at an MLB game since 2017.
Fans complained so much about it in the comments that Major League Baseball’s official Twitter account began blasting back at them:
“The national anthem is sang for our military not our law enforcement firstly. You kneel you’re disrespecting your military. Yes black lives matter, kneeling for the national is showing complete lack of respect for out men and women fighting for your freedom,” one fan tweeted at MLB.
“It has never been about the military or the flag. The players and coaches are using their platforms to peacefully protest,” MLB responded.
Another MLB fan tweeted: “pllllleeeeaaaseeee stop posting things like this. yes black lives do indeed matter. but it’s a polarizing topic. keep politics out of baseball!”
MLB responded: “Supporting human rights is not political.”
Major League Baseball is scheduled to begin its regular season on Thursday night.
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