Athletics’ Maxwell Becomes First MLB Player to Kneel for National Anthem

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ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 30: Bruce Maxwell #13 of the Oakland Athletics reacts to being hit by a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 30, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Oakland Athletics rookie catcher Bruce Maxwell becomes first MLB player to kneel for the National Anthem. Maxwell’s statement came just before the first pitch vs. Texas Rangers.