Athletics Catcher Becomes First MLB Player To Protest National Anthem

Major League Baseball reportedly has it’s first national anthem protester.

Ahead Saturday’s game between the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers, A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell kneeled during the national anthem, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser reports. Here’s her account of what took place, and whether Maxwell was alone in protesting:

A's catcher Bruce Maxwell is kneeling for the National Anthem. He's the first MLB player to do so. Maxwell has hand on heart, facing flag

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