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Posted on 09/30/2017 7:54:20 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
Two Victory & Praise Christian Academy football players were kicked off the team for protesting during the national anthem at a game Friday night.
Cedric Ingram-Lewis raised his fist while cousin Larry McCullough knelt during the anthem ahead of the team's game against Providence Classical.
After the anthem ended, head coach Ronnie Mitchem instructed them to take off their uniforms and kicked them off the team. Mitchem is a former Marine and pastor who started the church-based football program in Crosby six years ago.
Ingram-Lewis, a sophomore, said the topic of protesting had come up in the locker room before and his cousin McCullough, a senior, even announced he would kneel via social media. The coach had told players he did not want anyone to kneel, citing his service in the military.
"He told us that disrespect will not be tolerated," Lewis said, recalling the moments after the anthem ended. "He told us to take off our uniform and leave it there."
(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
Lawsuit in 3...2...1
One of life’s lessons should have been learned but it probably won’t be.
Isn’t the single index finger point an islamic thing?
[az central 9/29/17]
‘Maricopa County’s 85-year-old ex-sheriff told the Mercury News that
he plans to resume his investigation into Obamas birth certificate,
which he called the biggest cover-up in the history of the United
These poor yutes have had their future stolen. Both intended to get football scholarships then head to the NFL.
Glad to see this....they should be expelled permanently.
Looks like they may become aspiring rappers trying to turn their lives around at some point.
Good for the coach.
Obamas tenure in the WH has reduced many young Blacks to caricatures. Yes, they have had their futures stolen from them as they buy into the destructive Democrat memes. How sad for them......and us, for having to put up with it.
Can somebody lend me a sharp and shiny pair of scissors?
I see a Mop Top that needs to be chopped.
There used to be a old rock and roll song about that.
the singer spelled it out;
“Lawsuit in 3...2...1”
Not likely, these are evidently private schools. I hope that they are expelled from the school as well.
About time we demanded respect!
Now they have to get DUIs and beat their girlfriends without the publicity. Just not fair.
Bet they’re attending on scholarships.
They chose poorly.
Lewis mother Rhonda Brady supported her son and nephew and told the Chronicle she was surprised by the coachs reaction, deeming it out of line.
Im definitely going to have a conversation because I dont like the way that that was handled, Brady said. But I dont want them back on the team. A man with integrity and morals and ethics and who truly lives by that wouldnt have done anything like that.
Actions speak louder than words. So, for him to do what he did, that really spoke volumes and I dont want my kids or my nephew to be around a man with no integrity.
How long until coach is accused of being a white supremacist?
No surprises here.
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