Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT053 - (SPORTS-BBA-Athletics-Anthem-Protest) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) OAKLAND, Calif. x-06s. Oakland Athletics backup catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first M-L-B player to kneel during the national anthem. After the game, Maxwell said he's been thinking about this for a while. ("..our president.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: There's been a major backlash by athletes and executives after U-S President Donald Trump denounced protests by N-F-L players at a rally on Friday.

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NAT052 - (SPORTS-BBA-Athletics-Anthem-Protest) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) OAKLAND, Calif. x-06s. Oakland Athletics backup catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first M-L-B player to kneel during the national anthem. After the game, Maxwell explained why he chose to kneel. ("..by informing everybody.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: Maxwell was adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks. …

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