While speaking at a campaign rally in Ohio Monday evening, President Trump recognized two high school football players who were briefly suspended from their team because they dared to carry flags honoring first responders out onto the field before a game, on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack.
The president first praised the two teens for their actions, then, after spotting them in the crowd, he invited them to come up on stage with him.
WATCH the moment below:
President @realDonaldTrump recognizes two #Ohio high school football players who were suspended from school for carrying a ‘thin blue line’ flag and ‘thin red line’ flag onto their football field before a game pic.twitter.com/GaHmwERTfs
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) September 22, 2020
The players were also awarded scholarships for their actions, according to the following report:
MORROW, Ohio (WKRC) — A local group called Holiday for Heroes is awarding scholarships to the two Little Miami teens who were briefly suspended from the high school football team for carrying two flags onto the field when the district said they were told not to.
Brady Williams carried a Thin Blue Line flag and Jarad Bentley carried a Thin Red Line flag onto the field on Sept. 11.
The organization did not say how much the scholarships are worth.
Two Little Miami football players pay the price for civil disobedience. They were told not to carry onto the field thin blue line and thin red line flags at their 9/11 game. They did anyway. The school has now suspended them from the team indefinitely. #ThinBlueLine #ThinRedLine pic.twitter.com/19y9GAvaxr
— David Winter (@DavidWinterTV) September 14, 2020
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