Coach Fired for Kneeling After Games to Pray: ‘Why Don’t I Have the Same Rights as Kneeling-Protesters?’ (VIDEO)
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, then you’ve seen the nation’s uproar over NFL athletes kneeling during the national anthem in protest against the social injustices in this country.
Kneeling players in the NFL usually receive boos from the fans, but their employers have been much more forgiving, allowing them to protest despite President Trump’s recommendation that they all be fired. Unfortunately for one high school football coach, his employer is not nearly as forgiving as the NFL owners.
Former Washington State high school football coach Joe Kennedy found himself suspended and later fired because he kneeled after a game, not to protest, but to pray.
“I can’t wrap my brain around it,” Kennedy said. “I’m a Marine. I want the same rights for everybody else.”
“Everyone has different opinions,” Kennedy said. “Being a Marine, we fought to defend [these] rights.”
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