He told reporters, “I don’t plan on coming out for the anthem until I feel better about the future of our country.”
Following the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler declared Friday that he will refuse to walk the field for the pregame national anthem “moving forward.”
“I’m not going to come out for the anthem until I feel better about the direction of our nation,” Kapler said before the Giants’ game against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.
“I don’t plan on coming out for the anthem going forward until I feel better about the direction of our country” – Gabe Kapler pic.twitter.com/J1MdlVL3XI— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) May 27, 2022
In a blog post published on his website on Friday, Kapler went into greater detail. He appeared to condemn the police response to the killing, as well as the US gun lobby and the political status quo, in the post, headed “Home of the Brave?”