Local High School Football Players Take a Knee Like NFL Star Colin Kaepernick
Football players at one South Jersey high school chose to kneel down during the playing of the national anthem before the start of their game this past Saturday. It was a move reportedly to support the fight against racism and police brutality, similar to that of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
All but two Woodrow Wilson High School football players knelt down, according to 6abc.com, as seen in the video above.
Students at the Camden school seemed to stand by the team. 10th grader Tyron Lee told Action News, "That's their right. If they want to take a knee, they could take a knee."
"I don't think it's wrong; I think they should just stand," freshman Anthony Medina said.
Kaperernick started the movement during the NFL pre-season to bring awareness to racial oppression and police brutality.
The QB continued his boycott during this past Monday night's game against Los Angeles.
There is no word on if the Woodrow Wilson High football plans to do the same before their next game.
SOURCE: WPVI; NJ.com
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