Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has a bone to pick with San Francisco Giants pitcher Sam Coonrod.
Last week, Coonrod refused to kneel with his teammates during the Giants season opener against the Dodgers.
Sam Coonrod really out here standing lmfao pic.twitter.com/HzYXkRbOyy
— shanahanSZN 🎯 (@ShanahanSZN) July 24, 2020
Conrod went on to explain that he chose not to kneel because he’s a Christian and he doesn’t believe he can ‘kneel before anything besides God.’
Via NBC Sports
I meant no ill will by it. I don’t think I’m better than anyone,” Coonrod said after the game. “I’m a Christian. I just believe I can’t kneel before anything besides God — Jesus Christ.
“I chose not to kneel. I feel that if I did kneel, I would be being a hypocrite. I didn’t want to be a hypocrite. Like I said, I didn’t mean any ill will toward anyone.”
Klay Thompson doesn’t buy Coonrod’s excuse for not kneeling and blasted the Giants relief pitcher on Social media.
— it me, i’m cake (@Trelmix2) July 30, 2020