Maxwell takes a knee, gets booed

The Citizens' Voice - - Major League Baseball -

Oak­land Ath­let­ics catcher Bruce Maxwell took a knee dur­ing the na­tional an­them be­fore Fri­day night’s game against the Texas Rangers.

Maxwell has been the only ma­jor league base­ball player to take to a knee, mir­ror­ing protests by NFL play­ers against racial in­jus­tice. He was booed by a por­tion of the crowd be­fore and af­ter the na­tional an­them.

It was the first time Maxwell has taken a knee on the field in an op­pos­ing ball­park. He took a knee dur­ing the an­them on Thurs­day in Ar­ling­ton, but he was warm­ing up start­ing pitcher Sean Manaea in the bullpen and was out of view from most tele­vi­sion cam­eras and fans.

Maxwell wasn’t in the lineup Fri­day, and he took a knee along­side his stand­ing team­mates in front of the A’s dugout.

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