Sport Derek Jeter fine with Marlins players kneeling during anthem

04:36  12 october  2017
04:36  12 october  2017 Source:   nydailynews.com

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The new Marlins Boss — and retired Yankee captain — does not appear to have any issues with athletes kneeling during the national anthem , although Derek Jeter didn't indicate whether or not he would take a knee now that he's part of a baseball team front office.

The new Marlins Boss - and retired Yankee captain - does not appear to have any issues with athletes kneeling during the national anthem , although Derek Jeter didn't indicate whether or not he would take a knee now that he's part of a baseball team front office.

Marlins CEO Derek Jeter speak with members of the media at Marlins Park on Oct. 3.© Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Marlins CEO Derek Jeter speak with members of the media at Marlins Park on Oct. 3. The new Marlins Boss - and retired Yankee captain - does not appear to have any issues with athletes kneeling during the national anthem, although Derek Jeter didn't indicate whether or not he would take a knee now that he's part of a baseball team front office.

"Would I? I'm not playing," said Jeter Wednesday night at Cipriani Wall Street, where his Turn 2 Foundation celebrated its 21st anniversary dinner.

"The thing that I think is frustrating, this whole rhetoric that is going back and forth. People lose sight of the fact of why someone was kneeling," said Jeter. "They're focused so much on the fact that they are kneeling as opposed to what they're kneeling for. Peaceful protests are fine. You have your right to voice your opinion. As long as it's a peaceful protest, everyone should be fine with that."

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Derek Jeter says he'd be fine with Marlins kneeling during national anthem . New owner Derek Jeter will let his players and coaches decide if they want to kneel during the national anthem .

© Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Marlins CEO Derek Jeter speak with members of the media at Marlins Park on Oct. 3. The new Marlins Boss - and retired Yankee captain - does not appear to have any issues with athletes kneeling during the national anthem

Of course, one of Jeter's other business ventures is the Players' Tribune, his website that allows former and current athletes to voice their unfiltered views. Many of the Players' Tribune contributors have written about numerous social issues, so it would have been unusual for Jeter to say he is opposed to athletes taking a knee during the playing of the "Star-Spangled Banner."

Jeter, 43, did not divulge much about his new job, other than to say, "I've got to spend a lot of time on" his Marlins ownership responsibilities. A recent tweet by the Marlins showed a photo of Jeter behind a desk, with two iPads open and a hand sanitizer stationed behind him, with the caption, "A new era begins." Jeter is also a new dad - he and his wife Hannah celebrated the birth of daughter Bella in August - but he added that he would still be "active" with Turn 2, which creates programs and promotes healthy lifestyles for kids.

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Marlins co-owner Derek Jeter -- who rarely spoke out on social issues during his Yankees career -- discussed athlete protests over racial injustice and police brutality on Wednesday night. Jeter , speaking at his Turn 2 Foundation dinner in New York, said he would be fine with Marlins players taking a

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"Community is important. We'll continue to do this. It's part of our family's legacy. It's important for us to continue to give back," said Jeter.

Jeter said that after he retired from playing following the 2014 season, he "needed some time away from the game."

"It's what I've done my entire life. But I'm happy to be back in it. I've been pretty vocal throughout my career that when I was done I wanted to be part of an ownership group," said Jeter. "That was the second dream, so now I'm getting an opportunity to do that."

The Turn 2 event took place at the same time as Game 5 of the ALDS between Jeter's former club and the Indians. While Jeter said he still pulls for the Bombers, that pinstriped rooting interest will end if the Yankees and Marlins meet on the diamond in the future.

"I still got a lot of friends that are playing (in the 2017 playoffs). I'm always pulling for the Yankees, just not if we're playing them," said Jeter.

Colin Kaepernick's attorney responds to Donald Trump's NFL tweets by quoting JFK .
Mark Geragos, Colin Kaepernick's attorney, responds to Donald Trump's NFL anthem tweets. "As John F. Kennedy aptly noted almost 60 years ago, a president should be a moral leader in the crusade for human rights, and 'he must exert the great moral and educational force of his office. . . to support the right of every American to stand up for his rights, even if on occasion he must sit down for them.

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