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Cheerleaders Find Out That It’s a Bad Idea to Kneel for the National Anthem

One group of cheerleaders from Kennesaw State University in Georgia followed the example by the NFL players and decided to kneel during the national anthem.

Apparently, several cheerleaders from the Atlanta school decided to kneel during a song from Francis Scott Key on September 30th.

Also, the cheerleaders were restricted from going out on the field on October 7th, because the administration tried to prevent any national anthem protest.

According to Conservative Tribune, the university’s athletics department issued a statement that explained the decision for the cheerleaders to protest. The statement reads: “The decision…. is part of a number of changes that have been made by a new Athletics administration each game as we continue to refine and enhance the gameday atmosphere for our fans.”

“Some of those other changes have included painting the KS logo at midfield for the first time, the addition of metal detectors at gates to expedite fan entry, and music/PA system changes to have more loud speakers by the student section.”

Also, one cheerleaders’ brother spoke to WXIA regarding their protesting. He said: “Her and another group of the girls really felt moved to join the movement of talking about racial inequality and criminal justice reform, and decided that they wanted to take a knee.”

He added that if they keep the cheerleaders off of the field it would “represents a type of government coercion and a violation, I think, of government interacting against people’s free speech.”

“We really want Kennesaw to reaffirm its higher education institution as a place of free expression and free beliefs.” This statement would be more compatible if said by NFL players, but Kennesaw State is a public school, so the First Amendment right of free expression is reaching the people in the school.

As students, they don’t have the same rights as the NFL players. Also, the public universities have the right to forbid the access for certain people to go to a certain area. Moreover, the cheerleader’s group isn’t a political group. The video also shows that most of the cheerleaders decided to stand during the anthem.

To summarize everything, they should understand that they cannot act the same as those famous and rich NFL players.

Scroll down to the comments and tell us what you think.

Featured Image Source. H/T: Conservative Tribune.

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. dina Schrader

    October 12, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    kick them off.. THEY ARE RACIST.

    • Ruthie Bower

      October 12, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      Exactly.

  2. Reba

    October 12, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    ALL I CAN SAY IS KICK THEM OUT…THEY DON’T DESERVE TO BE A PART OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES…OUTLANDISH BEHAVIOR. NOT CLASSY..INSTEAD OF PULLING THEMSELVES OUT OF THE RUT, THEY KEEP MAKING IT DEEPER..OMG

  3. Carole Ann Davis

    October 12, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    BOO To those 5 that knelt for the National Anthem!! They need to be kicked to the curb!!! Here’s 5 IDIOTS that don’t have an ounce of common sense!! If I was your Coach you’d be off the squad pronto!!!!

  4. Kathleen Gordon

    October 12, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    The only thing they were moved to is get 15 min. of fame! I am sick and tired of hearing and seeing this in a news feed when it’s not news worthy.

  5. Sam Arama

    October 12, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Kick them of the squad and let them take their hissy fits elsewhere. No one goes to a game to watch that crap.

  6. Trish Warren

    October 12, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    The cheerleaders should not be allowed to dress for the games if this is the behavior they have. Our national anthem and flag did not come about for no reason. To disrepect them is an embarassment to the USA our great country. Only a couple or so sit. The others standing should have taught them some respect.

  7. Anne Braun

    October 12, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    I don’t think they’re brave, I think they’re stupid. Furthermore, kneeling at the playing of the anthem is an insult to the cross that Jesus bore on his back and died on. Are they praying while on bended knee? No they are not. Is there a cross for them to kneel at? No there is not. We KNEEL AT THE CROSS, not at the playing of the anthem or as a salute to the flag.

  8. Ronald Coleman

    October 13, 2017 at 1:21 am

    Ban the “Knee Takers” from the squad. Permanently.

  9. Terri

    October 13, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Everyone needs to start treating them like they were treated in the 50’s and 60’s, then they would have a reason to gripe. This crap is getting old and really ignorant. If they don’t straighten up this crap USE THE FIRE HOSES ON THEM !

  10. mike gunter

    October 13, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Stupid niggas ruin everything. Bunch of racist bitches, Throw them off the team. NOW before it continues.

  11. Ellen

    October 13, 2017 at 4:33 am

    kick them out! No longer cheerleaders. IDIOTS!

  12. True American

    October 13, 2017 at 6:46 am

    The black trash is like an un American sickness that is spreading throughout the country, it needs to be eradicated now !

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