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 27855 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
27855 1 hour ago john lebus garland, TX
27854 3 hours ago aubrey mathewson Loganville, GA
27853 7 hours ago Sarah Smith Willington, CT
27852 7 hours ago Anonymous Lahaska, PA
27851 8 hours ago ROSEMARY TANN Black Mountain, NC
27850 8 hours ago Diane Schwarz cheverly, MD
27849 9 hours ago John Bieszk Lombard, IL
27848 14 hours ago SCOTT MCCREERY MORRO BAY, CA
27847 15 hours ago Samuel Clark Bartonsville, PA
27846 16 hours ago Joyce Wallace Minneapolis, MN
27845 17 hours ago Daniela Leonard Chicago, IL
27844 23 hours ago Anonymous PHOENIX, AZ
27843 1 day ago Bonnie Munson Modesto, CA Taking a knee is a sign of respect for a wounded teammate. Our nation is wounded, too, and I will try to wait patiently with you for it to HEAL.
27842 1 day ago Twila Davis Palm Springs, CA
27841 1 day ago Aida Quiles San Jacinto, CA
27840 1 day ago Deborah Donie Seligson Carlsbad, CA
27839 1 day ago Craig Jankowsky Austin, TX To protest for equal treatment for all and for those who cannot speak as loudly is fundamentally American. Thank you
27838 1 day ago John Simpson Houston, TX Fight the Fascist Oligarchs!
27837 1 day ago Cory Lance BROOKLYN, NY
27836 1 day ago Susan Billings El Cerrito, CA
27835 1 day ago Allison Whalen Eau Claire, WI
27834 1 day ago JoAnn Keller Lafayette, CO
27833 1 day ago Dharma Best Santa Fe, NM
27832 1 day ago Trisha Cooley Santa Clara, CA
27831 1 day ago Katherine Williams Canton, IL
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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