SF Giants' Jewish manager is skipping national anthem
June 10, 2022
(JTA) — In the summer of 2020, Gabe Kapler, then in his first season as manager of the San Francisco Giants, joined figures across sports in taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality.
Now, two years later, Kapler has announced that he will not take the field at all for the anthem out of broad dismay over the United States’ direction, spurred by the mass murder of 19 children at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
“When I was the same age as the children in Uvalde, my father taught me to stand for the pledge of allegiance when I believed my country was rep...