Orioles all-star and Gold Glove winning outfielder Adam Jones recently spoke with USA Today and offered his opinion on the recent protests of the National Anthem by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the other players that followed his lead. Kaepernick is in the headlines for sitting during the National Anthem before games, saying, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," according to a news article by the NFL.
Bob Nightengale of the USA Today piece notes, "at a time when even entire high school football teams and soccer players are waging silent protests by sitting or kneeling during the national anthem, there hasn't been a single protest in baseball."
Jones offers his opinion on why this has been the case, saying, "Baseball is a white man's sport... we already have two strikes against us, so you might as well not kick yourself out of the game. In football, you can't kick them out. You need those players. In baseball, they don't need us."
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