Derek Jeter Becomes First Black CEO Of Major League Baseball Team, Is ‘Okay’ With Players Kneeling

by Krystal Franklin

October 13, 2017

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

History has been made! Derek Jeter is officially the first African-American CEO of a Major League Baseball team.

The 43-year-old former New York Yankee (fun fact: he was drafted out of high school), is also part owner of the Miami Marlins, joining only one other African-American in that specific role (Magic Johnson‘s LA Dodgers)

And if you wonder where the five-time World Series champion stands on athletes kneeling during the national anthem, he’s totally on board, telling the New York Daily News,Everyone should be fine with that. 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.”

Congratulations to Derek Jeter!

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