Texas high school football teams kneel for national anthem.
Players raise black power fist.
Because cops are killing innocent black men.
Entire high school teams are kneeling in protest during the national anthem. https://t.co/hR8eCdjLeX
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 30, 2017
— Mark W Buford (@mwbuford) September 29, 2017
Sports Day reported:
There were several signs of protest by area high school football players Friday night, including two entire Dallas ISD football teams — Spruce and Lincoln — kneeling during the national anthem at separate games.
Players from Spruce knelt in the end zone at Seagoville’s James Ray Henry Stadium, while their opponent, Conrad, stood next to them.
“The kids decided they would kneel during the anthem early in the week. It was their decision,” Spruce coach Carl Richardson said. “We talked about it all week, and the coaches, managers and trainers stood during the anthem.”
Players from Lincoln knelt along the sideline stretching from the end zone to the 15-yard line during the anthem at Forester Field. Their opponent, Life Waxahachie, stood.
Earlier this week, Dallas ISD athletic director Gil Garza said that he would prefer if athletes from the school district stood during the national anthem. But he also said that he didn’t have the right to tell students not to protest.