Gabe Kapler Will Not Attend Pre-Game National Anthem Ceremonies Because of ‘Direction of Our Country’

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Manager for the San Francisco Giants Gabe Kapler has joined his professional athlete friends in the Bay Area, the Golden State Warriors, in his performative outrage regarding the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

On Friday, Kapler posted a message on his website KapLifestyle that he has grave concerns about the direction of this country.

“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 representing its people well or to protest and stay seated when it wasn’t. I don’t believe it is representing us well right now,” the message reads in part. …

“But we weren’t given bravery, and we aren’t free. … I’m often struck before our games by the lack of delivery of the promise of what our national anthem represents.”

Now, Kapler has told Cincinnati reporters that he will no come out of the team locker room for the National Anthem before games. He says that he cannot do so until he feels “better about the direction of our country.”

Like Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Kapler is taking a national tragedy and turning it into a story about himself.


Written by Cortney Weil

Cortney Weil has a PhD in Shakespearean drama but now spends her days reading and writing about her first passion: sports. She loves God, her husband, and all things Michigan State.


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  1. This fool should visit Venezuela , Cuba , China , Russia Iran , just another ignorant fool that just has to drink the kool aid he knows he lives in the greatest freest country in the world that’s why he is here just like the rest of the posers who actually have resources to leave but they don’t

  2. When any of these entertainment personalities(sports, movies, music, politician, etc) go Un-American, they lose my support completely. They’re all hypocrites. They’re mostly born and raised in the USA and have been doted on by millions and NOW they decide this country isn’t good enough for them? Anybody that does this should be sent on a one way ticket to ANY country of their choice with the price being they have to also give up their American citizenship permanently and will never be allowed back into OUR country.

  3. I wonder how many people sneaking across the American Border wouldn’t be proud of the National Anthem? Perhaps he would feel more proud of the national anthem of the nations those border crossers are coming from!

  4. So Kapler, you dumbass, how do you feel about all the murders in leftist run inner cities, the defund movement and 400k abortions a year, a majority of them minorities? Where were you after the Buffalo shootings, or are you virtue signaling because this one was Texas? Or perhaps you don’t like the direction Biden has taken us in….

  5. FWIW …. Kepler has a well-earned reputation as a “counter-culture hippie” to coin an outdated term from the 70s. A reputation he seems to enjoy and promote.thru a number of eccentric “peculiarities”.
    If any MLB manager would “do this” he would be most folks’ first choice. He will enjoy the controversy this creates.

    • Yep, when he was hired to manage the Phillies a few years ago he tried this “new age” bullshit. Needless to say Philly hated his guts and didn’t last long. Fucking fruitcake pussy.

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