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.


226-250 of 27942 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
27717 4 months ago Charles Smith Kansas City, MO Trump is "talking out of the side of his mouth".
27716 4 months ago Anonymous Brighton, MI Please continue to speak against injustice!
27715 4 months ago Anonymous Brighton, MI Our soldiers died for this right!!! It is not selective-we ALL have the right to free speech & the right to protest! That is exactly what our flag stands for!
27714 4 months ago Elyse Coberly Denver, CO
27713 4 months ago Caroline Ramsay Merriam Washington, DC Thank you all for being principled.
27712 4 months ago Harvey Bender Berkeley, CA
27711 4 months ago Kimberlee Tellez Los Angeles , CA
27710 4 months ago Janice Hazeldine Hightstown, NJ
27709 4 months ago Anonymous DERWOOD, MD
27708 4 months ago T Warren BRENTWOOD, MD
27707 4 months ago Kelsey Corrick Chatsworth, CA
27706 4 months ago Jonathan Lipp Littleton, CO
27705 4 months ago Cynthia Koobs Pewaukee, WI Even though I personally would not take a knee, being free means everyone has a right to express their belief/view. THAT is why I joined the military and served 9 years in the Navy.
27704 4 months ago Melanie Bain Highwood , IL
27703 4 months ago Anonymous Chatsworth , CA Thank you players. The NFL needs some push back here. Good job! We support you!
27702 4 months ago Andrea Blake Keizer, OR Thank you for using your voice. No one should be penalized for protesting and especially not for symbolic speech. As much as the right wants this to be Russia, the US isn't a dictatorship yet.
27701 4 months ago Meredith Mohr Elkton, MD
27700 4 months ago David Copper Staunton, VA
27699 4 months ago Jennifer Walters Inglewood, CA
27698 4 months ago wendy nakashima New York City, NY
27697 4 months ago Camryn Pate Clinton, NC
27696 4 months ago Laurel Brewer West Hollywood , CA
27695 4 months ago Rev. Jeffrey Womble Lodi, CA
27694 4 months ago Jared Widman Port Orchard, WA
27693 4 months ago Barbara Consbruck Sylmar, CA
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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