Maxwell's Army father: 'I’m right there with my baby' when it comes to anthem protest

Joe Stiglich
NBC Sports Bay Area

OAKLAND Bruce Maxwells decision to kneel for the national anthem before As games has become a national story, and the reaction on social media has ranged from sincere appreciation to ugly rancor over his actions. One person watching from afar in Alabama wasnt surprised when Maxwell became the first major league baseball player to take a knee, in an effort to raise awareness of what the As catcher views as long-standing racial discrimination that remains in this country. Bruce Maxwell Jr., said he raised his son to make a difference in matters such as these.

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