Quantcast

High School Football Player Fed Up With National Anthem Protests, So He Does This

When a high school football player from Mechanicville High School noticed there wasn’t an American flag present during the National Anthem during a game at Catholic High School, he took action.

“All the stuff that’s happening now with the flag and stuff so I didn’t know if it was like that or where it was,” Red Raider football player Daniel Hayner told News10 ABC.

His team always carries the flag, so walked into the middle of the football field to wave a flag made by a local parent who is a veteran. A photo of the act was posted on social media where hundreds of people liked and shared it.

“It was just a spontaneous action from a boy from a small town that just had basically a notion that when you come from a community like this and the things that we try to instill upon them that there’s family, there’s the community and our nation, and our country and that really means a lot to him,” said Mechanical High School Athletic director Robert Young.

The school says that the absence of a flag was not intentional.

“The school did not have a flag prepared in a timely manner. As a principal, I take responsibility for that and we apologize if anyone was offended,” Catholic High School’s principal said.

Source: News 10
Photo: ABC 10

Should high school student athletes have to do this?

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

Donald Trump has made many controversial statements since entering the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Yet, his rivals have...

One of the fascinating things about studying history is allowing ourselves to be mentally transported back in time to imagine what it must have...

If you were expecting a Christmas gift from 80-year-old Patrick Jiron and his 70-year-old wife, Barbara, it may be wise to assume that it’s not...

UK mom, Anastasia Merrett, is alleging she was hit twice by an Uber driver who would not help her open a gate after dropping her off at her home...

Some counter-terrorism specialists and geopolitical analysts believe that the threat of terrorism is higher now than it has ever been before....

Latest News Stories

David R. Wilson, 33, was already a convicted pedophile when he molested his 23-month-old niece and another 14-year-old girl. He took in his young...

A Russian woman on vacation in the Dominican Republic with a friend wanted to cut loose and have fun, but in doing so she suffered a tragic...

The U.S. has a strict and long-standing policy of not paying ransoms for Americans who are kidnapped while abroad. To do so would only put even...

Frank Hemani saw a video about how one store owner who was able to offer free food and water to those down on their luck and wanted to do the same...

We all know that kids say and do the darndest things. And sometimes when you’re a parent, if you don’t laugh… you might cry. This one mother’s...