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 27944 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
27919 4 months ago Janice Rountree Dayton, OH
27918 4 months ago Chapman Clark Jr Houston, TX Thank you for demonstrating a commitment to freedom and community. Respect!
27917 4 months ago joe Williams Blythewood, SC
27916 4 months ago joe Williams Blythewood, SC
27915 4 months 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 4 months ago Lisa Anderson ASTORIA, NY
27913 4 months ago Barbara Khajavi Steele, AL Trump is God 's punishment for us not being kind to each other
27912 5 months 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 5 months ago Pamela Lacey Rialto, CA
27910 5 months 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 5 months ago Alexis Langelotti Fairview, NJ
27908 5 months ago Juliette Smith Roosevelt, NY
27907 5 months ago Katherine Rhoda Hiram, ME
27906 5 months ago Emmanuel Muffuh Washington, DC
27905 5 months ago Rob Rocco Avon Lake, OH
27904 5 months 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 5 months ago Dan Stewart Warrenton, VA
27902 5 months 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 5 months ago roxy harrington holmen, WI
27900 5 months ago Anonymous Dallas, TX
27899 5 months ago Margaret Rajski Ingleside, IL Thank you for your support of the many people who truly need it.
27898 5 months ago DALIA BELTON TALLAHASSEE , FL THANKS!!!!
YOU ALL ARE AWESOME!!!
27897 5 months 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 5 months ago Cris Pratt Oakland, CA
27895 5 months ago Mario Mendez Watsonville, 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