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Last week, President Donald Trump was at a campaign rally for a failed Senate candidate, when he called for NFL owners to fire players who knelt during the national anthem before games.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired,’ ” Trump said.
That, of course, didn’t happen. Rather, protests grew even larger last Sunday. But it looks like high schools may be listening to Trump’s advice.
Parkway High School in northwest Louisiana sent out a letter to parents informing them that students who don’t stand for the National Anthem will be kicked off whichever sports team they are on.
Principal Waylon Bates of Parkway High School had this to say in the letter:
“Parkway High School requires student athletes to stand in a respectful manner throughout the National Anthem during any sporting event in which their team is participating,” he wrote. “Failure to comply will result in a loss of playing time and/or participation as directed by the head coach and principal. Continued failure to comply will result in removal from the team.”
And it has begun.
High schools are now following Trump’s order.
Will kick off any players who don’t stand during the National Anthem. pic.twitter.com/lfNWyW7z5f
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 28, 2017