Every single member of the Washington Nationals and New York Yankees took a knee prior to the national anthem Thursday night.
Players on both squads kneeled before the anthem ahead of the home opener for Washington. According to the Yankees, it was done “together in unity.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 23, 2020
You can see the video below.
Everybody on both teams took a knee prior to the anthem. Then stood for the anthem. pic.twitter.com/Z186ZDEsU9
— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) July 23, 2020
We’re weeks out from the NFL starting, and the MLB already has entire teams taking a knee. If you thought this was going away, I can promise you that it’s not.
Highlight: @readdanwrite asks @drewbrees what the star NFL quarterback thinks about “players kneeling again when the NFL season starts.”@drewbrees: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”
Full exchange: pic.twitter.com/MpCkFyOMed
— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) June 3, 2020
I really don’t understand why we have to make sports so political. I don’t get it at all. Americans are desperate to be unified and to have something to cheer for.
How does taking a knee during or before the national anthem help that? The answer is that it doesn’t. It just turns our sports into political talking points and debates.
It’s insanely stupid.
Every player and coach on the Yankees & Nationals took a knee before the national anthem tonight in D.C.
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 23, 2020
Great job, everyone! We’ve made baseball political!