Thank Athletes for Taking a Knee and Resisting Trump

Donald Trump has been very understanding of violent racists, but has the ugliest words for African American athletes who nonviolently protest a racist criminal justice system.

Trump's bombast has spurred even more athletes to speak out against racial injustice and against Trump.

We will deliver the petition with your signatures to the players union.

Click below to thank those athletes who have taken a knee in protest -- or have joined in their defense:

We thank those athletes who have taken a knee to protest racism and injustice, and in defense of freedom of speech and freedom of thought. We thank those who have come to their defense. You have our gratitude.


1-25 of 27942 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
27942 6 days ago Amanda Geer Jackson, MI
27941 4 weeks ago Eryn Espiritu Crockett, CA
27940 4 weeks ago Zach Luschen Roy, WA
27939 1 month ago ignacio guzman Valencia, CA f trump
27938 1 month ago ignacio guzman Valencia, CA
27937 1 month ago Linda Lane Delray Beach, FL I kneel with you. Thank you for defending the protest and right to protest.
27936 1 month ago Gary Cook Saint Bernard, OH
27935 2 months ago sandra gresham Hokaano, HI
27934 2 months ago Sue Ameijide Carmel, NY Don't let out idiot racist president scare you. We must all stick together against him.
Thank you.
27933 2 months ago Wendy Massie Lisle, IL Taking a knee has never been disrespectful. When will people get it thru their heads that this has nothing to do with the military or our flag. Wish I was brave enough to take a knee!
27932 2 months ago Erica Ransford Wyandotte, MI
27931 2 months ago Olga Rose-Jones Brooklyn, NY
27930 3 months ago Gwen Richards Santa Barbara , CA
27929 3 months ago Ramya Chellappa Hackensack, NJ
27928 3 months ago Roxanna Bishop Novato, CA Those brave players are not disrespecting the flag or veterans and are peacefully protesting America's shameful reluctance to resolve the problems of intolerance, prejudice and injustice that have p...
27927 3 months ago Rob Rocco Avon Lake, OH
27926 3 months ago McKinley Thomas Chandler, AZ A president that bows down to Vladimir Putin and lies about it is incapable of defining what is patriotic and has no right to tell anyone what to do to express his or her patriotism. If the NFL owne...
27925 3 months ago Lauri Friel Duluth, GA
27924 3 months ago Wayne Wilkinson St Louis, MO Please continue to do so!
27923 3 months ago Kenneth Taylor san francisco, CA
27922 3 months ago Deanna Edwards Pflugerville, TX Your humble actions are admirable!
27921 3 months ago Grace Ukoha Warrensburg, MO
27920 3 months ago Susan Gerry Friendship, ME This is a form of peaceful protest that only a fascist dictator could feel should be stopped.
27919 3 months ago Janice Rountree Dayton, OH
27918 3 months ago Chapman Clark Jr Houston, TX Thank you for demonstrating a commitment to freedom and community. Respect!
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Background:
> Benjamin Sachs: The NFL’s “take a knee” ban is flatly illegal
> Deadspin: Here's How NFL Teams Demonstrated During The National Anthem Today
> Vice: Stephen A. Smith Points Out NFL's Paid Patriotism Problem
> Dave Zirin: For the NFL, It Was Choose Your Side Sunday