Kapler said their coaching staff and players had a lot of discussions about the anthem in the prior 72 hours. He also shared that a lot of them reached out to people in other organizations about how they could help.
“I told them that I wanted to use my platform to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with the way we’ve handled racism in our country,” Kapler said. “I wanted to demonstrate my dissatisfaction with our clear systemic racism in our country, and I wanted them to know that they got to make their own decisions and we would respect and support those decisions.”
The former Phils manager said he told his players on Monday that the Giants' coaching staff and organization would not pass any judgement for the decision they made, whether it be kneeling or standing.
“I wanted them to feel safe in speaking up, and so we had these kind of discussions for the last several days,” he said.
Kapler said those discussions will continue.