Klay Thompson fireballs Giants pitcher who chose not to kneel before anthem
Klay Thompson might not be playing basketball this late in the year, but he always has his eyes peeled when it comes to social activism. The bulls**t scanner was fully loaded on Thursday when the Golden State Warriors sniper caught wind of San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sam Coonrod giving an excuse for why he didn’t kneel prior to the anthem in solidarity with the rest of his team.
The Warriors deadeye shooter didn’t miss, hurling some straight heat aimed Coonrod’s way.
The Giants pitcher argued “I’m a Christian. So I just believe that I can’t kneel before anything besides God.” The quote was plastered below the image of him being the lone play choosing not to kneel alongside his teammates.
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Coonrod isn’t the only baseball player to take this route, but Klay Thompson wasn’t about to let it slide:
“But yes, [you’re] a Christian, and Jesus would do this the exact same thing as you? He would never kneel with his fellow brothers an sisters in the name of real change. Eradicating systemic oppression and being silnet/comlcit with government officials in murdering those they were sworn to protect and serve,” said the Warriors star in the comments section of an Instagram post. “Why don’t you insert yourself in communities that are affected by systemic racism. You play in a melting pot of a city being in San Francisco. There are people of all racial and sexual orientations in our beloved city who are model citizens and REAL PEOPLE.”
Klay Thompson let this one go from the top rope and one can tell from reading his impassioned response just how much this means to him.
Coonrod has only been with the Giants since last season when he was called up from the Sacramento Rivercats to make his big league debut, but Thompson is a major figure in Bay Area lore and it won’t be long before San Francisco calls him to throw a first pitch at Oracle Park.
Whenever their sights cross again, Coonrod better aim straight because #OffseasonKlay is locked and loaded.