Two black Houston-area players have been kicked off their personal Christian high school’s football team after protesting during the national anthem, with one kneeling and the opposite elevating his fist, native media reported on Saturday.
U.S. President Donald Trump up to now week has denounced National Football League players who kneel or protest during the anthem, an motion some black players have taken up to now yr to protest racial injustice in America.
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Victory and Praise Christian Academy head coach Ronnie Mitchem advised the players to take off their uniforms after their protest on Friday evening, TV station KTRK reported.
Mitchem, a U.S. army veteran, had advised his players to not protest as a result of it will be offensive to him and different army veterans. “I have personal opinions, too, and as an American I have a right to those opinions,” Mitchem advised the TV station.
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The school is situated in Crosby, Texas, northeast of Houston.
One of the players, Cedric Ingram-Lewis, advised the TV station he comes from a household of veterans and lively-responsibility army personnel, “and they believe what we did is right.”
Many of the scholars on the school’s football team are dwelling-schooled, KTRK reported.