Verlander criticized for ill-advised All Lives Matter tweet
Justin Verlander came under fire Sunday after including an #alllivesmatter hashtag in a tweet in which the Tigers pitcher questioned fellow athletes who protest by not standing during the national anthem.
"There are people DYING protecting our freedom as well. My point: let's all stand TOGETHER to create change.
#standtogether," Verlander tweeted to a user.
Verlander's reference to All Lives Matter was not taken well by Twitter. Here's a sampling: