A group of sheriff’s deputies who typically provide volunteer security detail for football games at a Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, high school have decided to boycott the school after players and cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem last week.
Several members of the Bonnabel High School team and cheerleading squad on Friday took a knee during the national anthem — a growing practice started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to protest racial injustice in the U.S.
As a result, some Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies have declined to work voluntary shifts at future Bonnabel games, The New Orleans Advocate reported.
“These kids are following Colin Kaepernick’s footsteps, and (the deputies) are frustrated with the situation,” Sheriff Newell Normand told the newspaper. “But like anything else, there are some people who feel more strongly about it than others.”
He said the deputies are simply exercising their rights, “just as the kids have the First Amendment right to express their own views.”
Concessions should also boycott these teams. THis refusal to honor our nation is racist and ignorant. These High School immature and uneducated kids are protesting slavery which ended hundreds of years ago in the US. Yet some will join ISIS who funds itself by selling humans, and sends captive women to the sex slave markets of the world. These kids are uninformed hypocrites. >Liberal teachers know it is easy to get morons to do what you want
Can point a flashlight in one ear and the light will come out the other ear in this ignorant wimps.... These students need a history of this country. Instead of PC.
Love those deputies!!! We have our rights, too.
They don't have the right to use Tax Payer supported events to express their personal opinions and ideological bent... These events are not private (conducted on private property or without public funds); therefore, the team should be told such conduct must end, or the Team will be suspended from further participation in the Public School's athletic program. The Public School's must respect the Public's view of American exceptionalism and their heritage... such conduct denigrates their heritage and is extremely offensive.
Directed prayer and other displays of personal ideological preferences have been banned by Public School Boards ... because they may offend someone... This type of disrespect for our Nation certainly offends a large number of tax payers and should not be permitted... If these disaffected students want to express their outrage, over their national heritage, let them do so in a privately supported event... not as part of an officially sanctioned pubic school event.
Our president fathered this movement. That will be his legacy, to demean the country that made him the first black president (HUGE MISTAKE), and sadly it will be Colin Kaepernick's 15 minutes of fame. Two niggers who were given wonderful opportunities to make a positive difference and they've both blown it. Sorry folks, but I believe in calling a spade a spade.
God bless the deputies and shame on any parent or fan of this team who shows up to another game if you disrespect this countries flag you don't deserve for someone to whiz on you if you were on fire.you are scum.
Thanks Deputies for your respect. let the disrespectful and unthankful dummies get their own security or better yet... let the school boards shut down any school event that displays such disrespect...