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Will kneeling during the national anthem become a trend within the MLB?

Some members of the San Francisco Giants took a knee during the national anthem in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Many fans love seeing their favorite players feel so strongly about equal rights that they are willing to use their platform to spread the message. Still, there are those that find the act of kneeling during the national anthem disrespectful and don't want to see this form of peaceful protest catch on within the league. What do you think will happen? ⚾

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Although some people qualify the act of knelling during the national anthem as "disrespectful," others think it is patriotism in its true form: advocating for equal rights and equal justice for all. As the MLB itself points out on Twitter, "supporting human rights is not political."

MLB might lose some fans for allowing players to kneel, but it will replace those fans with others who respect when an athlete speaks out for justice. Sounds like a trade the league would be more than happy to accept.

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Some turn to sports to take a break from the ails of the country. If MLB allows its players to kneel (which it is absolutely allowed to do), one consequence may be some more conservative fans walking away.

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