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.


51-75 of 27944 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
27894 5 months ago Judy Beers Lake George, NY
27893 5 months ago Judy Beers Lake George, NY Thank you for making a difference. Please continue your important protest
27892 5 months ago Anonymous Lakeland, FL
27891 5 months ago Anonymous Dodge City, KS
27890 5 months ago Wendy Hedeen Okemos, MI
27889 6 months ago Scott Soulia Sewell, NJ As a veteran with multiple tours I proudly defend & support your right to take a knee during the Anthem. For so many reasons. Not only to protest the selective enforcement of law in this country, buSgt.Soulia
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27888 6 months ago Sharon Narushoff Hanover, PA Your movement is the greatest breath of fresh air to come through professional sports in decades! Thank you for your dedication and courage--we support you and know you will not let agents of negat...
27887 6 months ago Judith t Foster St Louis, MO Good for you!
27886 6 months ago Jordan Mirander Corona, CA I despise trump, and the nfl’s ruling to force players to stay in the locker room if they do not feel like standing up during the national anthem. The players who kneel are only exercising their 1st...
27885 6 months ago zeke finkelstein penobscot, ME
27884 6 months ago rick menendez Barnhart, MT
27883 6 months ago Susan Keplinger MIAMI, FL
27882 6 months ago Beverly Ramirez Stockton, CA I think all sports should take a knee! I'll ban football if the players don't take a knee, please they can't fire you cause there'd be no football!
27881 6 months ago Sam Miller Phoenixville, PA
27880 6 months ago Dennis Trembly Los Angeles, CA
27879 6 months ago Bonnie Faith-Smith Cambridge, MA
27878 6 months ago Richard Sears Winchester, VA
27877 6 months ago Amanda Collins Dallas, TX
27876 6 months ago Barry Nelson Miami, FL I would expect this sort of nationalistic BS in China and Cuba, not the US. I respect our country and our flag because I have the right choose to respect it or not, not because I am required to!
27875 6 months ago Anonymous Middleton, WI
27874 6 months ago Kelly Hurlbut Flagstaff, AZ
27873 6 months ago Patrick Rameau HOLLIS, NY
27872 6 months ago Lorri Oja Fort Bragg, CA
27871 6 months ago Mercy Flores Tempe, AZ
27870 6 months ago DEBRA HARRIS Philadelphia, PA
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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