Giants manager says 'nothing more patriotic than peaceful protests' after Trump criticizes team for kneeling during national anthem

    Brandon Crawford stands in the middle of Pablo Sandoval, manager Gabe Kapler, Mike Yastrzemski and coach Andy King (L-R) of the San Francisco Giants during the National Anthem before their exhibition game against the Oakland Athletics at Oracle Park.

    (CNN)San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler responded Tuesday to criticism from President Donald Trump after he and members of the team took a knee during the national anthem before a game this week.

    "My response is I don't see it as disrespect at all,'' Kapler said.
    "I see nothing more American than standing up for what you believe in. I see nothing more patriotic than peaceful protests when things are frustrating and upsetting," Kapler said.