This is outrageous!
The Little Miami High school in Ohio has indefinitely suspended two football players because they paid tribute to 9/11.
The team was playing on September 11th when cornerback Brady Williams and linebacker Jared Bentley ran onto the field carrying the thin blue line flag and the thin red line flag, paying tribute to police and firemen.
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
The high school claims that the two students were suspended because they ran the flags out onto the field after they were told they couldn’t. The question everyone has is why did the school tell them no? People are upset about and the school is playing the victim.
“Little Miami is saddened to see this story take such a negative turn. While we understand these students’ desire (to) show their support of first responders, they did not obtain permission from district officials. Administrators must act when students break the rules,” the school said in a statement according to Fox 19.
“The Patriot Night program to memorialize the victims of 9/11 was already part of our pre-game ceremonies on Friday, and the American flag is the first thing through the tunnel every Friday night. Little Miami enjoys an outstanding relationship with local first police and fire agencies, and a Little Miami school resource officer is also a high school football coach,” the school continued.
“Little Miami always has – and always will – support our first responders, our veterans, and all who sacrifice to maintain our freedoms,” they wrote.
The Little Miami Board of Education has changed its mind and reversed the high school’s decision.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) September 15, 2020