Two high school football players at a private Christian school in Crosby, Texas, protested during the national anthem before a game Friday night. Cedric Ingram-Lewis, a sophomore, and Larry McCullough, a senior, talked about their plans before the game. Larry even announced on social media that he intended to kneel. Coach Ronnie Mitchem warned the players that he wanted them to stand for the anthem, but when it began, Cedric raised a fist and Larry took a knee.
He told us that disrespect will not be tolerated. He told us to take off our uniform and leave it there.
I still love them, I understand what they feel, but as a coach we have rules and I don't want people disrespecting veterans in that Sharks uniform.
It's not like they weren't warned. Real Life Lesson: Don't ignore your bosses orders. That's a quick way to be fired.— Susan👠🇺🇸 (@Susiejwp) October 1, 2017
Do as your told and you have no rights in America seems to be the message. 1st amendment doesn't apply to black people. Which message is it— Brian Green (@greenbrian75) October 1, 2017
And now the school budget is decimated because they will be sued for this illegal action.— Mama Jean B (@mamajeanab) October 1, 2017
So disgusting that snowflakes can't handle protest
It violates the 1st and fourteenth amendments.— Shoosh 1🍸🇺🇸🏈🎼✈️ (@NewsJunkie60) October 1, 2017
P.319 U.S. 642. These kids parents will be millionaires.
It's a private school. These kids parents will only be embarrassed— Nigel Fairservice (@fensandspineys) October 1, 2017
I don’t want them back on the team. A man with integrity and morals and ethics and who truly lives by that wouldn’t have done anything like that. Actions speak louder than words. So, for him to do what he did, that really spoke volumes and I don’t want my kids or my nephew to be around a man with no integrity.