Four Cincinnati Reds players knelt during the national anthem before Tuesday’s exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers at Great American Ball Park.
Joey Votto, Amir Garrett, Phillip Ervin and Alex Blandino all knelt during the anthem. Mike Moustakas put his hand on Ervin’s shoulder, Cody Reed put his hand on Garrett’s shoulder, and Sal Romano put his hand on Blandino’s back to show support.
The Reds tweeted a picture of the scene, captioned “unity” followed by a heart emoji and “#BlackLivesMatter.”
Additionally, several Reds players wore Black Lives Matter shirts during training camp, ESPN reported.
The Reds players kneeling came after several members of the San Francisco Giants knelt during the anthem before the team’s exhibition against the Oakland Athletics.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 21, 2020