Photo of the day by Scott Strazzante

By on septembre 27, 2017
Lens:  Lowy 
Film:  BlacKeys SuperGrain 


"Bruce Maxwell on Bended Knee"

On Saturday, September 23rd, Oakland Athletics' rookie catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel in protest during the National Anthem. Spurred on by comments by US President Donald Trump and supported by his teammates, Maxwell joined NFL and NBA players in following the lead of former football player Colin Kaepernick, who in 2016, first sat and then began kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner before San Francisco 49ers' games to protest police brutality against African Americans.
"My decision has been coming for a long time," Maxwell, the son of a U.S. Army veteran, said after the game. "I know I was on the fence for a long time because I know no one in baseball has ever done it. I finally got to the point where I thought the inequality of man is being discussed, and it's being practiced from our president.
"The point of my kneeling is not to disrespect our military, it's not to disrespect our Constitution, it's not to disrespect this country... My hand over my heart symbolizes the fact that I am and I'll forever be an American citizen, and I'm more than grateful to be here. But my kneeling is what is getting the attention because I'm kneeling for the people that don't have a voice. - Bruce Maxwell"
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