Major League Baseball teams kneel before national anthem

The New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals players knelt before the national anthem.

Major League Baseball’s Opening Day was delayed by nearly four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first major league game was played this year on Thursday night. In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, a Players’ Alliance video narrated by Morgan Freeman played on the video screen at Nationals Park as a black cloth lined the grass.

Black Lives Matter T-shirts were worn during batting practice and the entire Yankees and Nationals rosters knelt for one minute before rising for the national anthem.

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