From Regan Pifer:
I hoped this day wouldn’t come.
le out NFL players for doing this isn’t something we should be doing — I felt it should be a little more broad.”
Maxwell plans to continue kneeling for the anthem.
“He’s very courageous,” said A’s outfielder Khris Davis, who hit his 40th homer Saturday. “I respect his decision, he’s just exercising his rights as an American.”
Ah, yes. YOUR decision to exercise YOUR freedom as an American is to disrespect the very symbol that represents said freedoms. Smart.
But Maxwell argues there is no disrespect. He told reporters, “The point of my kneeling was not to disrespect our military or our constitution or our country.”
“My hand was over my heart because I love this country and I have family members, including my father, who bled for this country, and who continue to serve.
At the end of the day, this is the best country on the planet. I am and forever will be an American citizen and grateful to be here, but my kneeling is what’s getting the attention, and I’m kneeling for the people who don’t have a voice.
He loves this country but there is certainly no love lost for President Donald Trump.
Mixed in with Instagram posts of his girlfriend modeling a bikini and his new Adidas shoes, Bruce Maxwell posted a picture of President Trump, criticizing his recent comments of NFL players and wrote in the caption:
Yeah fuck this guy! Our president speaks of inequality of man because players are protesting the anthem! Fuck this man! Seriously on the highest platform for our country expressing that it is OK for there to be Division of man and rights!
Did this guy study political science? Read John Locke in his spare time? He sounds smart!
There is one thing Maxwell’s kneeling and Instagram post has in common…they’ve gotten attention. (Well, and they’re dumb).
Now, what do you do with said attention?
How do you channel said attention to any sort of good?
Are you looking for more Instagram followers?
Did you want to be the first MLB player to kneel?
How much of this is about you helping to make a change in the United States?
You want to know what I think?
The Oakland A’s season is about to end. They are in LAST place in the AL West.
This isn’t about flags or protest.
This is an effort by Maxwell to finally, finally, finally appear on Sports Center.
Look, ma! My team is terrible but I made the news!!
Get the DVR ready for 10 a.m.!