‘Boycott MLB’ Begins Trending After Several SF Giants Players Kneel During National Anthem

NBC Bay Area

The MLB season opens in just a few days and like the NFL the league has found itself in a controversy surrounding the national anthem.

On Monday night, several San Francisco Giants players and coaches, including manager Gabe Kapler, Jaylin Davis, coach Antoan Richardson, Austin Slater and Mike Yastrzemski took a knee during the playing of the national anthem took support the Black Lives Matter movement on Monday night before the team’s exhibition game against the Oakland A’s.

The MLB’s official Twitter account would go on to defend the Giants players’ decision to kneel during the anthem after angry fans criticized the league for sharing the video of the players protesting.

On Tuesday morning President Trump weighed in on the matter on Twitter.

People who were opposed to the Giants players kneeling then began using the #BoycottMLB hashtag which began trending soon after.