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I always support any form of peaceful protest: Steve Kerr supports Gabe Kapler’s decision to not walk out for national anthem

Notably, the San Francisco Giants' manager said he will skip the anthem "until I feel better about the direction of our country."

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 30 May 2022 1:18 pm

It takes courage to stand against any form of violence and if anyone gathers that courage, they must be supported no matter what. Golden State Warriors’ manager is of the same opinion. Steve Kerr also believes in supporting any form of peaceful protest and he said it himself when Kerr was asked about Gabe Kapler who chose not to come out of his locker room for the national anthem.

Kerr said that Kapler was absolutely right in expressing his dissent over the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. The Warriors manager also hailed his Giants counterpart for ‘making his own statement’. “I always support any form of peaceful protest,” was Kerr’s first response when the media asked him about Kapler on Sunday.

“That’s what our country is founded on. I think it’s great that he’s making his own statement,” the Warriors manager added. In addition to supporting Kapler, Kerr also supported the March for Our Lives that will take place on June 11 in Washington D.C.

“I think it’s important for everybody to express their frustration, their disgust, their anger or whatever it is in any way that they deem fitting,” he said. “I support everybody’s right to demand better from our country.”

I am not okay with the state of the country: Gabe Kapler

Notably, the San Francisco Giants’ manager said he will skip the anthem “until I feel better about the direction of our country.” Kapler also shared a written statement on his website where he questioned whether the country’s leadership is committed to representing its people’s best interests and whether the United States is truly “the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

“I wanted to walk back inside; instead I froze. I felt like a coward. I didn’t want to call attention to myself. I didn’t want to take away from the victims or their families… I knew that thousands more wouldn’t understand the gesture and would take it as an offense to the military, to veterans, to themselves. But I am not okay with the state of this country,” wrote Kapler in his blog post.

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