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Football Team Shocks Crowd After School Refuses To Play The National Anthem

From the NFL to high school teams, more and more football games have become a platform to people to protest, or even disrespect, the national anthem. One Michigan high school football team decided to take a stand-- and it was a refreshing change.

The Lapeer Lightning was getting ready for a game when the team was informed that the national anthem would not be played. Students decided to join together and honor the anthem anyway-- they sang it themselves.

The entire team stood, hands on heart, respectfully to honor what America stands for as they belted out 'The Star Spangled Banner.' Proud parents and community members joined them and snapped photos of the positive protest against the anthem's absence.

“It’s an incredible feeling. I’ve been with most of these players for three years now. They’re just an awesome group of kids,” said coach Bryan Sahr said. “It makes me incredibly emotional and I don’t usually get emotional.”

The players of the other team also stood on the sidelines and saluted for the anthem, and the audience all stood as well. Everyone cheered when it was over.

“A lot of teenagers would be embarrassed to do that. I know I don’t like to hear myself sing,” Sahr said.

Source: Western Journalism
Photo:Facebook/Chell Byrnes

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