MLB turns Opening Day into Black Lives Matter tribute as all players, coaches kneel before national anthem

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Thursday marked opening day for the 2020 Major League Baseball season in a sport often referred to as America’s favorite past time, but it seems that America has been relegated to the backseat in favor of the Black Lives Matter political movement.

In the two games featured, to include what has to be seen as the stellar game of the night, a contest featuring the World Series champion Washington Nationals and the storied New York Yankees, the participants took grandstanding to another level.

Every player and coach from the teams took a knee before the national anthem was played while holding a black ribbon-like fabric.

If the political theater seen on the field wasn’t enough to make fans forget about the game at hand, liberal actor Morgan Freeman’s voice echoed across the ballpark as he preached a social justice message.

“Today, and every day, we come together as brothers,” Freeman read as coaches and players knelt. “As equals, all with the same goal – to level the playing field. To change the injustices. Equality is not just a word. It’s our right.”

Fittingly, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, who heads up the White House coronavirus task force, threw out the opening pitch.

Turned out, the good doctor was no more accurate here than he has been with some of his projections.

The Yankees and the Nationals reportedly stood during the actual playing of the Star Spangled Banner.

The same scene played out on the west coast in a game featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, though some players also knelt during the national anthem.

So much for sports being one of the few things that unite the country, as that notion has fallen to the wayside in what amounts to a knee jerk reaction to the social justice rage mob thrust upon America as the moral authority on equality. This being the end result of the media’s success in exploiting the death of George Floyd to establish the narrative that racially-motivated police brutality is rampant in America, even though recent statistics prove this to be false.

CNN touted how Major League Baseball placed took Opening Day to place Black Lives Matters center stage, excitedly sharing that BLM was stamped on the field, as seen in the video above.

But that wasn’t the only promotion of a cause that has radical, hard-left views.

“The left sleeve of some of the four teams player jerseys — the Nationals, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants — have patches reading, ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘United for Change,’ alongside what the MLB says is an, ‘inverted MLB logo where the silhouetted batter is black,'” the network reported.

Several San Francisco players (of course) continued to kneel during the national anthem, as well as one player from Los Angeles.

The Dodgers tried to sell this sign of disrespect as being “united.”

Players on both coasts also wore Black Lives Matter shirts during pre-game batting practice.

It’s all part of a new policy from Major League Baseball, according to CNN.

“MLB stands in solidarity with the Black community in the fight for racial and social justice,” the league declared in a document obtained by the network.

“MLB recognizes more needs to be done. MLB will continue to listen to the Black community including MLB players, The Players Alliance and MLB and Club staff about this issue; enhance initiatives to improve Black representation in baseball on and off-the-field; expand charitable donations to social justice organizations; and continue to amplify the voices of our players.”

Here’s a quick sampling of some of the responses to the story from Twitter:

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