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 27953 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
27928 3 years 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 years ago Rob Rocco Avon Lake, OH
27926 3 years 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 years ago Lauri Friel Duluth, GA
27924 3.1 years ago Wayne Wilkinson St Louis, MO Please continue to do so!
27923 3.1 years ago Kenneth Taylor San Francisco, CA
27922 3.1 years ago Deanna Edwards Pflugerville, TX Your humble actions are admirable!
27921 3.1 years ago Grace Ukoha Warrensburg, MO
27920 3.1 years ago Susan Gerry Friendship, ME This is a form of peaceful protest that only a fascist dictator could feel should be stopped.
27919 3.1 years ago Janice Rountree Dayton, OH
27918 3.1 years ago Chapman Clark Jr Los Angeles, CA Thank you for demonstrating a commitment to freedom and community. Respect!
27917 3.1 years ago Joe Williams Blythewood, SC
27916 3.1 years ago Joe Williams Blythewood, SC
27915 3.1 years ago Elaine Apthorp Milton , MA Taking a knee against injustice is a highly civil means of protest; and to support those who choose it is both to affirm solidarity with this cause and to defend the Constitution, whose 1st Amendmen...
27914 3.1 years ago Lisa Anderson Astoria, NY
27913 3.1 years ago Barbara Khajavi Steele, AL Trump is God 's punishment for us not being kind to each other
27912 3.1 years ago Judie Aronson San jose, CA These players have every right to kneel to make a statement against racism and it has nothing to do with disrespect towards our flag our country or the men and women who fight for our country. Trum...
27911 3.1 years ago Pamela Lacey Rialto, CA
27910 3.1 years 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 3.1 years ago ALEXIS LANGELOTTI Fairview, NJ
27908 3.1 years ago Juliette Smith Roosevelt, NY
27907 3.1 years ago Katherine Rhoda Hiram, ME
27906 3.1 years ago Emmanuel Muffuh Washington, DC
27905 3.1 years ago Rob Rocco Avon Lake, OH
27904 3.1 years 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
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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