In the hours leading up to the game, Maxwell was very vocal about his feelings about Trump's criticism of National Football League players kneeling to protest and hinted that he would also kneel during the anthem.
"(Kneeling during the anthem) doesn't bother me if guys are being respectful", second baseman Jed Lowrie said Sunday morning.
Maxwell's agent, Matt Sosnick, reiterated that Maxwell's decision to kneel was not meant as a show of disrespect to the military or American values.
As for any fears he may get blackballed from baseball similar to what seems to be happening with Colin Kaepernick in the NFL, Maxwell believes he has full support from the A's organization.
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Within the A's clubhouse, Maxwell's teammates generally gave carefully worded responses when asked about the topic of him kneeling for the anthem. I think people should have fun on the field and celebrate how they want to celebrate and express their political beliefs if that's what they want to do. "I feel like this was the right thing for me to do personally, from the endeavors I've been through and the people I do know that have been victims of racial indifferences". "I felt like every fiber of my being was telling me that he needed a brother today".
Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Mr Maxwell addressed the team and told his teammates of his decision. But he also said there was support.
He just chose not to knee with him.
The catcher has received death threats geared toward his father via social media, according to Maxwell Jr.
"I thought it was very courageous", Davis said. "At the end of the day, this is the best country on the planet". I am and forever will be an American citizen and grateful to be here, but my kneeling is what's getting the attention, and I'm kneeling for the people who don't have a voice.