Division III College Football Team Cuts Player For Kneeling During National Anthem (VIDEO)
The fallout from athletes kneeling in protest during the playing of the National Anthem continues all around the country, as more and more players join the movement set in motion by Colin Kaepernick last year.
Now, one Division II college football team has kicked a member off their squad for taking part in such a protest before a game.
A Division III football player has been dismissed from his team for kneeling during the national anthem before a game last weekend.
Gyree Durante, a backup quarterback at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, was kicked off the team after he knelt by himself during the national anthem before last Saturday’s 41-6 loss to Delaware Valley University.
“At some point in life, there’s going to be a time when you’ve got to take a stand,” Durante told NBC 10 in Philadelphia. “For me, it just happened to be on Saturday afternoon.
“I was just taught you fight for what you believe in, and you don’t bow to anyone. I believe heavily in this, so I decided to fight for it.”
The spokeswoman said in the statement that the Albright College players were told in advance that there would be consequences if they knelt during the national anthem.
This was the second time Gyree Durante kneeled and it was enough for his coach to remove him altogether.