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THE STAND: Lone Baseball Player Refuses to Kneel in LA, Says ‘I Can’t Kneel Before Anything Besides God’

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.27.20
WNBA Players Walk Off Court During National Anthem; Baseball players kneel

WNBA Players Walk Off Court During National Anthem; MLB Baseball players kneel

Posted by Sean Hannity on Sunday, July 26, 2020

A single baseball player refused to take a knee in Los Angeles when the LA Dodgers played the San Francisco Giants over the weekend; saying “I’m a Christian” and the Black Lives Matter movement “leans Marxist.”

“I’m a Christian… I just can’t get on board with a couple things I’ve read about Black Lives Matter, how they lean towards Marxism. And … they said some negative things about the nuclear family. I just can’t get on board with that,” said 27-year-old reliever Sam Coonrod.

“I meant no ill will by it,” Coonrod maintained. “I don’t think I’m better than anyone. I’m a Christian. I just believe I can’t kneel before anything besides God — Jesus Christ.”

“I chose not to kneel,” he added. “I feel that if I did kneel, I would be being a hypocrite. I didn’t want to be a hypocrite. Like I said, I didn’t mean any ill will toward anyone.”

Read the full report here.

FLASHBACK 1976: MLB Star Stops Protesters from Burning US Flag During Game, Gets Standing Ovation

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.23.20

In 1976, two protesters rushed the field to burn an American flag in the middle of a baseball game. MLB star Rick Monday rushed the demonstrators to rescue the Stars and Stripes before it could be destroyed.

Watch the incredible footage below.

‘Black Lives Matter’ will be a part of Major League Baseball’s opening weekend, with the New York Post reporting the slogan will be “stenciled” on the pitcher’s mound for all opening day games.

“With the Yankees and Nationals opening the season in Washington, there will be a Black Lives Matter/MLB stencil on the pitcher’s mound during opening weekend games throughout the league,” reports the New York Post.

The move is mean to “express support for the fight against systemic racism and injustice,” the Nationals said in a statement.

“Obviously, that’s a manifestation of where our country currently is,’’ Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said on a Zoom call. “Our country is in many ways the greatest country in the world. In some ways, it’s broken in certain aspects where we’re not all together and not all as one. Because of that, you’re seeing demonstrations like kneeling at the anthem as part of that process. Part of our community is hurting when it shouldn’t be. It’s been ignored for such a long period of time. The great part of America is there are different ways to express yourself and different platforms to utilize how you express yourself. In some cases, it’s kneeling during the anthem. … I support the ability to protest in the way they see fit, as long as it’s in a legal and healthy way. I think there’s nothing more American than being able to express your beliefs and do it in a safe way.”

Read the full report at the New York Post.

PLAY BALL? All Yankees, Nationals Players Kneel Before Anthem During MLB Opening Game

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.24.20

All players on the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals baseball teams kneeled before the US National Anthem during Major League Baseball’s opening day game Thursday night; joining the NFL and NBA in demanding “social justice” in America.

“Players from both teams kneel together in unity before tonight’s National Anthem,” posted the Yankees’ official Twitter account.

Watch the moment above.

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