GIANTS PITCHER REFUSES TO KNEEL
Giants’ pitcher Sam Coonrod refuses to kneel during Black Lives Matter moment because of faith: ‘I’m a Christian’
San Francisco Giants pitcher Sam Coonrod was the only player to stand during a moment honoring the Black Lives Matter movement .
Ahead of the season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers,
Telling reporters after the game that as a Christian he “can’t kneel before anything besides God.”
MLB provided teams with a long black ribbon that players on both sides jointly held as they kneeled in unity.
But hours later, Coonrod stood alone.
I’m a Christian,” he said, according to TMZ Sports. “So I just believe that I can’t kneel before anything besides God.”
Most members of the San Francisco Giants kneel during a moment of silence prior to an opening day baseball.
The game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, July 23, in Los Angeles.
Aside from his religious beliefs, the 27-year-old relief pitcher said there are aspects of the movement that he disagrees with………
DAWG SAYS: THOUGH PROFESSIONAL SPORTS DO NOT INTEREST ME MUCH ANYMORE,
I CERTAINLY HOPE HE IS NOT CHASTISED AND BERATED JUST BECAUSE OF HIS BELIEFS.
THIS COUNTRY IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT FREE AND OPEN BELIEFS.
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