Thankfully, the NFL kneeling controversy hasn’t spread to other sports en masse.
Of course, one NHL hockey player raised the ‘black power’ fist during the national anthem and one MLB baseball player took a knee, but that’s pretty much it.
Now, said MLB player, Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell, has been accused of fabricating a story that centers on the kneeling issue.
Maxwell says he was denied service at an Alabama restaurant after a waiter recognized him as a “kneeler.”
Now, the restaurant is saying Maxwell lied.
From Bleacher Report:
“He is outright lying,” waiter Matt Henry said, per Hollie McKay of Fox News. “This is really upsetting as he was given full service, I didn’t even know who Bruce Maxwell was.”
Maxwell told TMZ Monday he was refused service after being recognized for his protests during the national anthem this season.
“He was like, ‘You’re the guy who took the knee? I voted for Trump and I stand for everything he stands for,'” Maxwell explained about the waiter.
More, via My NBC 15:
Matt Henry, the Waiter accused of denying Maxwell service, says those claims are far from the truth.
“First of all he’s lying. I looked him in the face and asked ‘what are you talking about?’ He said, ‘that’s Bruce Maxwell!” I said so…I didn’t even know who the kid was.”
Bruce Maxwell came home to Huntsville and says while having dinner with City Councilman Devyn Keith he was racially profiled.
Uh oh. Race card!
“He checks my ID first because I ordered a beer and says out loud “oh, you’re that guy. Huh?” I said excuse me. He says you’re that…that guy that takes a knee,” Maxwell said.
The waiter, Matt Henry, says when he carded the group, one of them had an expired ID. That’s when things took a turn.
“I Never mentioned kneeling. I Never mentioned trump. I don’t do stuff like that. If I walked about telling everyone at every table how I felt, I’d be fired in an hour,” Maxwell said.
Henry says he’s tired of the attack on his character by the community and by Maxwell.
Right now, it’s he said-he said.
We’ll more than likely never know who’s telling the truth.
H/T: Weasel Zippers