We saw this coming a week ago when the black power salute was used by some pro football team members after a touchdown:
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The protest that began with Kaepernick kneeling in support of Black Lives Matter has morphed into a protest against President Trump. The left has once again hijacked the narrative and turned this into something THEY want it to be. What’s lost in this is that it is so disrespectful to our military no matter what they’re trying to protest. Someone needs to educate these teens on what it means to stand for the flag. The adults in the room need to have the courage to do this so that these kids understand what they’re doing.
Texas high schools saw several signs of protest by area high school football players Friday night, including entire Dallas ISD football teams — Spruce and Lincoln (pictured in the purple uniform) — kneeling during the national anthem at separate games. The black power salute was seen as some players knelt down…
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Some Garland High School players take a knee:
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Black Power Salute:
Players from Spruce knelt in the end zone at Seagoville’s James Ray Henry Stadium, while their opponent, Conrad, stood next to them.
DID THIS COACH TRY TO EDUCATE THESE YOUNG MEN ON WHY WE STAND?
“The kids decided they would kneel during the anthem early in the week. It was their decision,” Spruce coach Carl Richardson said. “We talked about it all week, and the coaches, managers and trainers stood during the anthem.”
Players from Lincoln knelt along the sideline stretching from the end zone to the 15-yard line during the anthem at Forester Field. Their opponent, Life Waxahachie, stood.
Earlier this week, Dallas ISD athletic director Gil Garza said that he would prefer if athletes from the school district stood during the national anthem. But he also said that he didn’t have the right to tell students not to protest.
“IT’S A VERY SENSITIVE ISSUE”…REALLY??? BE THE ADULT IN THE ROOM AND TELL THESE KIDS NOT TO MAKE POLITICAL POINTS ON THE FIELD! ISN’T THAT WHAT THEY’RE DOING?
“It’s a very sensitive issue. You can look at it from a lot of different ways. For me, I don’t like to use our athletic platform to make political points,” Garza said Tuesday. “I think there is a time and a place for peaceful protests and that type of stuff. I don’t think when the national anthem is being played that that’s particularly what I want our kids to do.
“I don’t really think these kids would be protesting the flag and the men and women who have served. I think they would be emulating what they see on TV, and I’m not so sure how many kids really understand everything.”
Garza, who is retiring in December, went on to say, “But who am I? I’m just another human being. I’m just another American. I don’t have the right. That’s what America is — freedom. I don’t have the right to impose my will on anybody.”
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