(Tea Party PAC) – On Thursday, nearly the entire San Francisco Giants baseball team took a knee for the national anthem.
All but one very brave man who was not willing to disgrace his country and flag for the sake of a radical, far-left movement.
Sam Coonrod explained after the game that he “can’t kneel before anything besides God.”
Coonrod also explained that he does not support the goals of leftist organizations like Black Lives Matter, which is interested in far more than simply affirming black life.
“I’m a Christian, like I said, and I just can’t get on board with a couple of things that I have read about Black Lives Matter. How they lean towards Marxism and they’ve said some negative things about the nuclear family,” Coonrod said, NBC Sports Bay Area reported. “I just can’t get on board with that.”
He also noted that he hadn’t decided against kneeling until just before the game began, and had not discussed his plans with the team.
To his credit, Giants manager Gabe Kapler said he supported Coonrod’s choice.
“The one thing that we said is we were going to let people express themselves,” Kapler said after the game. “We were going to give them the choice on whether they were going to stand, kneel, or do something else. That was a personal decision for Sam.”
A video of the demonstration posted to social media and captioned “we are one” interestingly did not show Coonrod’s very independent counter-demonstration.
Who would have thought that standing for the flag would ever be brave or controversial?
"Today, we are one." pic.twitter.com/fqH8NkJm8A
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 24, 2020
The Giants lost the game against local rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers, with a one to eight final score.
Coonrod’s brave stance is noticeable in the following photo of the pre-game demonstration:
Sam Coonrod really out here standing lmfao pic.twitter.com/HzYXkRbOyy
— shanahanSZN 🎯 (@ShanahanSZN) July 24, 2020