MLB Player Becomes First to Kneel During National Anthem

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell on Saturday night became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem. Maxwell’s protest came a day after President Trump reignited the controversy, saying NFL owners should be able to fire a “son of a bitch” player who kneels during the anthem. “The only way we can come together is by informing,” Maxwell said. “To single out NFL players for doing this isn’t something we should be doing — I felt it should be a little more broad.”