Derek Jeter would not have problem with player kneeling during anthem
Derek Jeter says he would not have a problem if one of his players kneeled during the national anthem as part of the protests intended to raise awareness for social/racial injustice.
Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation held a dinner on Wednesday night, and the new Miami Marlins owner answered some questions from reporters. One of those questions was about players kneeling during the anthem.
Derek Jeter said he wouldn't have a problem if member of Marlins kneeled during national anthem #Yankees
— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) October 11, 2017
Jeter is biracial and has said in the past that he experienced racism growing up:
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Jeter is one of the most respected figures in baseball because of the way he played and carried himself both on the field and off of it. His word counts for a lot.
So far only one MLB player has kneeled during the anthem — Oakland’s Bruce Maxwell, who did so in response to Donald Trump’s “son of a b—-” comment.
H/T CBS Sports