SF Giants manager won’t take the field for national anthem out of shame for America: report
The manager of the San Francisco Giants announced on Friday his deep disappointment in America.
"Moving forward, Kapler told reporters on Friday that he doesn't plan on taking the field for the national anthem 'until I feel better about the direction of our country' and that he needs more time to consider specific actions he might suggest be taken to prevent more tragedies of this type, such as stronger gun control laws," ABC 7 reported.
The Giants were on the road in Cincinnati for a Friday evening game, which was delayed due to rain.
"When I was the same age as the children in Uvalde, my father taught me to stand for the pledge of allegiance when I believed my country was representing its people well or to protest and stay seated when it wasn’t. I don’t believe it is representing us well right now," he wrote on his blog.
"We elect our politicians to represent our interests. Immediately following this shooting, we were told we needed locked doors and armed teachers. We were given thoughts and prayers," he wrote.https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sf-giants-manager-won-t-take-the-field-for-national-anthem-out-of-shame-for-america-report/ar-AAXOhJo?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=94052cfc5b944101be212081d6093ecb