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 19664 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
19614 7 months ago Lorena Bullard Flint, MI I support there right to kneel. If people have the right to burn our flag, which is far more disrespectful than taking a knee. One usually goes to their knee to pray. I feel that they are being humb...
19613 7 months ago Geneva Jordan Goose Creek, SC
19612 7 months ago Kathy Travers Eureka, CA A friend of mine who is huge into sports says 'politics doesn't belong in sports'. I seriously beg to differ. You go guys AND girls!!!!!!
19611 7 months ago William Moulder Libertyville , IL Thanks for using your platform to challenge injustice
19610 7 months ago Doug Woods San Francisco, CA
19609 7 months ago steven nasta new city, NY
19608 7 months ago Owen Gutfreund Chappaqua, NY
19607 7 months ago Sam Robnett Reno, NV
19606 7 months ago frank perlingieri jackson heigths, NY
19605 7 months ago Cate Hartzell ashland, OR
19604 7 months ago Jean Hinds Cordova , TN
19603 7 months ago Eric Jennings Edina, MN Thank you for your courage and PATRIOTISM. Taking a knee is what you do when you get knighted - then, it is a sign of respect for the Queen, and in this case, it is a sign of respect for the flag.
19602 7 months ago Mary Reese Bend, OR
19601 7 months ago ginger gordy coconut creek, FL employers do not have a right to force employees to do something not part of their job description and which goes against their moral judgment.
19600 7 months ago Susan Uhl Durango, CO
19599 7 months ago Rebecca Evans Seattle, WA
19598 7 months ago Jane B Middlesworth Hailey, ID
19597 7 months ago Cindy Sheridan Naperville, IL
19596 7 months ago John Lillig Chicago, IL
19595 7 months ago Marla Feldhacker Des Moines, IA
19594 7 months ago Zachary Miller New York, NY
19593 7 months ago Anonymous S h, FL
19592 7 months ago Victoria Reis Philadelphia, PA
19591 7 months ago Steven DeLessio Oceanside, NC
19590 8 months ago Melissa Lemons Wilmington, DE I preached about your actions as an example of a prophetic voice against racism. Thank you for your honesty and courage.
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Background:
> 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
> Youtube: Stevie Wonder and Dave Matthews Band in Charlottesville