High School Football Team And Coaches Join Kaepernick's Protest - School District Response Is Shocking

One South Jersey high school football team decided to follow in the footsteps of some of their NFL heroes. The majority of kids, along with the coach, opted to protest the national anthem. The school district is okay with it.

Coach Preston Brown of the Woodrow Wilson Tigers says that he didn't tell his students they had to kneel, but when he said he would be kneeling they were all for it. While the anthem played before the game one Saturday morning, the coach led the majority of the team into a position of protest.

Preston says the words of the song 'were not originally meant to include people like me,' referring to the full version of the 'Star-Spangled Banner'. The rarely sung third verse of the song that celebrates the triumph over 'hirelings and slaves' who joined the British army and fought against America. In exchange, they were promised their freedom.

"Whether our students choose to stand, kneel, or otherwise, we're proud of their engagement with what is more broadly a very important social justice issue," said a statement put out by the Camden City School District.

Source: NBC10
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