Just one day after President Donald Trump ripped NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem, Oakland A’s rookie catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball
Mark Canhaplayer to do the same.
Here is a photo of Maxwell kneeling from Santiago Mejia of the San Francisco Chronicle. Teammate Mark Canha placed his hand on Maxwell’s shoulder in support.
Maxwell was born in Germany to a military family and is considered deeply patriotic.
This is a developing story.
From the @sfchronicle‘s Santiago Mejia, here is A’s rookie Bruce Maxwell becoming the first MLB player to take a knee for the anthem: pic.twitter.com/q8QVY9hW15
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) September 24, 2017
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.