Unbeknownst to me, as I don’t follow baseball, the National Anthem protests have finally come to MLB baseball….via Oakland of course.
That happened near the end of September. But a few days ago this same Oakland A’s catcher accused the waiter at an Alabama restaurant of not serving him because he knelt during the national anthem.
But the waiter is saying that story is absolutely untrue and his restaurant manager vouches for him:
FOX NEWS – Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell, 26, claimed this week that a waiter in his Alabama hometown of Huntsville refused him service after identifying him as the MLB player who took the knee during “The Star Spangled Banner” last month — only the waiter has a very different version of events and he told Fox News that was far from what went down.
“He is outright lying. This is really upsetting as he was given full service, I didn’t even know who Bruce Maxwell was,” Matt Henry, a 42-year-old waiter at Keegan’s Public House, told Fox News. “This all started because I carded his friend who wanted to order a beer.”
According to Henry, an Alabama native, Maxwell was dining with local Democratic councilman Devyn Keith and another friend who produced an expired ID, and the server refused to serve him a drink — which upset the friend, who followed him into the kitchen.
“He asked me, ‘Don’t you know who Bruce Maxwell is?’, and told me I was making everyone feel uncomfortable. Nobody was even paying attention to them,” Henry claimed.
“I didn’t know anything about him or the kneeling. All I know is a friend of mine 15 years ago lost his job for serving someone a drink who happened to be underage, so if anyone looks under 30, I’m going to card them.”
The waiter said that the councilman then complained to the restaurant’s manager about Maxwell being uncomfortable, and the manager simply swapped me to another table, and that it was “no big deal.”
The restaurant manager on duty that day, Anne Whalen — who requested the restaurant name not be used without permission from the owner — also told Fox News that Maxwell’s story being portrayed in the media could not be further from the truth.
“Matt came to me and told me that a guy wanted a beer but his ID was not valid and I told him he absolutely could not give it to him, we can go to jail for that in the state of Alabama,” the manager said.
“It was his friend causing all the fuss, none of us even knew who this baseball player was. I told him I had no idea who he was going on about,” she said. “Eventually Matt just asked if we could put another server on the table so I did. … I can’t believe the story.”
Whalen said that of the three men, Maxwell was the only one who produced a valid ID and thus was the only one they served a beer to.
So the local councilman has an expired ID, yet this lowlife baseball player accuses the waiter of being at fault? And even worse, accuses him of discrimination based on his loser national anthem protest?
The manager said the only one with a drink was Maxwell because his ID was legit, so he did indeed get service.
What an arrogant puke. Liars are the worst. I’ll never understand how people can simply lie like this with a straight face and not get eaten up inside because of their conscience. Bruce Maxwell gives the Oakland A’s and the MLB a bad name.