Pennsylvania college cuts football player for kneeling during anthem

Ruben Hill
October 12, 2017

As the NFL protests continue and teams and the association at large continue to argue about how to deal with players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and black oppression, school football players-across high schools and colleges alike-are also showing their solidarity and their own morality by choosing to take a knee. The college says that he has been kicked off for breaking a teamwide decision and is still considered a valuable member of the college.

The players made a team-wide decision to kneel during the coin toss and stand during the national anthem before their October 7 game against Delaware Valley University, according to the spokeswoman.

Professional and college football players and athletes in other sports have been kneeling or protesting during the anthem.

Albright College sophomore Gyree Durante said he was taught "you fight for what you believe in and you don't bow to anyone". "I believe heavily in this, so I chose to fight for it". "So I chose to fight for it". Albright's coaching staff was aware of the team's choice to perform this pre-game expression and supported the team's decision.

The school told reporters that his punishment resulted from breaking with a team decision, arrived at by a vote of the team's 24-person "leadership council", to kneel during the coin toss but stand during the national anthem. "It was established as a way to find common ground in a world with many differing views". On Wednesday, it was reported that he had been dismissed from his team.

Several of his teammates commented on Durante's decision.

Durante's family commented about this on social media, saying that his decision was about something bigger than just college football.

Durante said that he will continue to speak up on social issues. The player says he is considering transferring from the university.

'When you can't have a player on a team that you can trust, he's got to go'.

One freshman said, "T$3 ime and time again he told us he would stand ..."

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when someone disrespects our flag to say" "Get that son of a b*tch off the field right now! Out".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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