Court rules HS football player can’t be forced to stand during anthem

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick must be happy to see his disrespect for the national anthem withstands both the test of time and the court system.

Although the Muslim convert is no longer a professional football player, his “take a knee” protest continues to be carried out by players in the NFL.  Sadly, the protesting also found its way into the high school ranks, and now a federal court is helping players who want to take a knee.

A federal court has ruled that a high school football player in California can’t be forced by his school district to stand during the national anthem before football games.

The student, identified as a Native American football player and referred to in court documents as “V.A.,” was emulating NFL players who protest during the national anthem before games.

According to the LA Times, the San Pasqual Valley Unified School District passed rules banning protests during the anthem after students at a majority-white neighboring school yelled racial slurs at San Pasqual Valley High School students when the player knelt during the anthem before a game.

 

 

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