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It is no secret that football players kneeling during the national anthem has become a hot button issue and that affects every level of the game.
Players might feel one way about their protests, but the coach might feel another way. And that’s when problems might occur. One coach in Crosby, Texas felt that his players should not be kneeling. He told his players prior to their game that they were not allowed to protest during the anthem because he felt it was disrespectful to veterans and others.
Two of the players on Victory & Praise Christian Academy found themselves kicked off the squad after they defied those orders.
Two football players of a private high school in Crosby were thrown off the team after one knelt and another raised his fist during the national anthem.
Larry McCullough, 18, and Cedric Ingram Lewis, 16, are at the center of a debate after being kicked off the Victory and Worship Academy football team.
“I pretty much knew how he looked at us when I was holding my fist up and my cousin was kneeling,” Lewis said.
He made the two players strip down, remove their uniforms on the field and dismissed them from the team.
Mitchem, a former Marine, said he doesn’t oppose protesting, but not during the national anthem.
The teens told KPRC2 they removed their uniforms, as requested, but were overwhelmed by humiliation, as fans watched from the stands. Ingram-Lewis’ mother witnessed it, too.