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MLB Player Becomes First To Kneel During National Anthem

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Eric Risberg / AP Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics walked out onto the field, stood next to his team, faced the American flag and took a knee for the national anthem Saturday, becoming the first Major League Baseball player to use the protest gesture. Maxwell's protest came after President Trump appeared to criticize NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick and dozens of other athletes who have protested police shootings by taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem before games.

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