Hollywood Cheers As More Baseball Players Kneel For Anthem – ‘I Started Tearing Up!’
Hollywood liberals cheered as Washington Nationals and New York Yankeess baseball players kneeled for the anthem. Debra Messing was "tearing up."
On Thursday night, every single player on the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals baseball teams kneeled during the national anthem before their game. Afterwards, the liberal world of Hollywood went into full celebration mode over what others see as a sign of disrespect towards the American flag.
Of course, it should shock no one that Hollywood lefties Debra Messing, Alyssa Milano, Bette Midler, and Rob Reiner lead the charge!
Everybody on both teams took a knee prior to the anthem. Then stood for the anthem. pic.twitter.com/Z186ZDEsU9
— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) July 23, 2020
Baseball Players Kneel For Anthem
The players took a knee in tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement, and as a show of respect to Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL player who started the practice of kneeling during the national anthem.
Their move can also be seen as a shot at President Donald Trump, who has said he will stop watching sports in which players kneel for the anthem, given how disrespectful it is to the American flag.
“To have everyone kneel at the same time, it was to give hope to any overall reason you want to do it,” Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton said after the game, according to USA Today. “For me, it’s for the racial injustice and Black lives in general. And a lot of other things going on. We all have individual reasons to do so.”
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Nationals Player Calls It A ‘Powerful’ Moment
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle described the moment when all the players kneeled as powerful.
“It was emotional. I thought it was powerful,” said Doolittle. “It was important for us and for the Yankees that everybody bought in. Holding the ribbon and kneeling. To show support for athletes that have done it in other sports, and so far in baseball.
‘To show support for the movement about Black Lives Matter and ending police brutality and racism and injustice,” he continued.
Hollywood Liberals Celebrate Baseball Anthem Kneelers
The radical liberals of Hollywood immediately applauded the baseball players for kneeling during the anthem.
“Will & Grace” star Debra Messing tweeted that she was so proud of them for kneeling that it actually made her emotional.
I started tearing up! https://t.co/7oIpRiO4nS
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) July 23, 2020
“I love you, baseball,” the radically liberal actress/activist Alyssa Milano tweeted.
I LOVE YOU, BASEBALL. https://t.co/5ut2GqvOpW
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 24, 2020
The anti-Trump actress and singer Bette Midler wrote on Twitter that it was “A great day for baseball.”
A great day for baseball. https://t.co/h6dYlnsZx8
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) July 24, 2020
While watching players on the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants teams kneel during a different game, Hollywood actor and director Rob Reiner bizarrely said that the kneeling made him feel patriotic.
“Watching the Dodger/Giant game,” Reiner tweeted. “The tribute to BLM with everyone kneeling gives me the chills and makes me proud to be an American.”
Watching the Dodger/Giant game. The tribute to BLM with everyone kneeling gives me the chills and makes me proud to be an American.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) July 24, 2020
It’s just sad that disrespecting the American flag and our National Anthem is not only tolerated, but applauded these days.