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Saturday, October 01, 2016

H.S. football players exercise right to kneel during anthem — so sheriff’s deputies exercise a right of their own


High school football players in Louisiana exercised their First Amendment right to take a knee during the national anthem before a game, and now sheriff’s deputies are exercising their right not to work as voluntary security detail at those very events.

Images posted to social media and aired by WVUE-TV show the players at Bonnabel High School in Kenner kneeling along the sideline during the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” before their game last weekend. The team was apparently taking their lead from NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick who has repeatedly refused to stand, prompting a national debate over the issue. Celebrities, other professional athletes and even President Barack Obama have since weighed in.

But now players in this small town are dealing with blowback as a result of their actions.

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love the fact that the police are exercising their rights as well. It's rudiculous to think someone like kapernick is their role model. They need to take them to one of the local veterans hospitals and see what's really happening to the people fighting for that flag and anthem

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love the fact that the police are exercising their rights as well. It's rudiculous to think someone like kapernick is their role model. They need to take them to one of the local veterans hospitals and see what's really happening to the people fighting for that flag and anthem

Anonymous said...

It also seems to be mostly blacks doing this , I don't understand it.
If you don't support our nation then get the hell out , young and old.

Anonymous said...

I fought for your right to do this , I will also fight for my right to defend the honor of our nation , if that doesn't scare you then you are one sick SOB.

Anonymous said...

It's about time the some show their feelings or opinion. Good for them and thanks to the good sheriff for supporting his own.

Anonymous said...

Sure they have that right but the tax paying majority have a right to close the ball fields also!

Anonymous said...

Wonder what the coach thinks.

Anonymous said...

Love it or leave it .

Anonymous said...


I have children and have already warned them about this. IF I ever see them doing this, sports will be the last thing they have to worry about. I find this a horrendous way to air your grievances or protest. These are children, as in NOT adults. They are obviously getting instructions from their parents.

These children have no idea what is it like to be "oppressed" . They simply need to get over their selves.

Anonymous said...

just goes to show you the lack of education they are getting that they are so stupid as to follow that NFL POS and not a real role model.

Kaeper-dick is nothing more than an over paid sheeple and an embarrassment to his race. Any empty headed person that promotes BLM's fake rhetoric is.

Anonymous said...

my child would not play in the game if he did this in fact I would walk over to the side line make him take his jersey off

Anonymous said...

Their record is 1-9, so not only are they uneducated, they apparently are not very good at sports either.

Anonymous said...


Coach should exercise his right to resign.

W/O security game should be forfeited.

Tired of this crap from privileged prima donas.

Anonymous said...

They have such an issue with this country and those that fault for it, get the hell out!

Anonymous said...

The players are cowards.

Anonymous said...

He is not an embarrassment to his race. He is responsible for himself, just like I'm responsible for me and you are responsible for you. Stop putting people down for the actions of a others. I see people all the time at sporting events not standing for the national anthem, or men not removing their hats, etc. Those things will pass and there will be something else for people to complain about or boycott. As for me and my house, we will continue to live and have fun.