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.


26-50 of 27935 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
27910 1 month ago Scott L Miles Missoula, MT As far as I am concerned, you NFL players had every right to protest in the manner you did, by 'taking a knee.' If I had more time right now, I would loudly protest the NFL and its policy.
27909 1 month ago Alexis Langelotti Fairview, NJ
27908 1 month ago Juliette Smith Roosevelt, NY
27907 1 month ago Katherine Rhoda Hiram, ME
27906 1 month ago Emmanuel Muffuh Washington, DC
27905 1 month ago Rob Rocco Avon Lake, OH
27904 1 month ago David Wagztaff Castle Valley UT, UT We are witness and participating with this historic undoing of every civic and political institution we have come to hold dear. Why is 90% of Republicans
27903 1 month ago Daniel Stewart Warrenton, VA
27902 1 month ago Margaret Stofsky Eureka, CA I don't bwatch football but I support the players who are peacefully exercising their free speech rights to protest racism in our country!
27901 1 month ago roxy harrington holmen, WI
27900 1 month ago Anonymous Dallas, TX
27899 1 month ago Margaret Rajski Ingleside, IL Thank you for your support of the many people who truly need it.
27898 1 month ago DALIA BELTON TALLAHASSEE , FL THANKS!!!!
YOU ALL ARE AWESOME!!!
27897 1 month ago Hazel Harpster Council Bluffs, IA Thank you for having the courage in this way to draw attention to this very real danger that faces black men at the hands of police every day.
27896 1 month ago Cris Pratt Oakland, CA
27895 1 month ago Mario Mendez Watsonville, CA
27894 1 month ago Judy Beers Lake George, NY
27893 1 month ago Judy Beers Lake George, NY Thank you for making a difference. Please continue your important protest
27892 1 month ago Anonymous Lakeland, FL
27891 1 month ago Anonymous Dodge City, KS
27890 1 month ago Wendy Hedeen Okemos, MI
27889 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago Judith t Foster St Louis, MO Good for you!
27886 1 month ago Jordan Nirander 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...
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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