School says it will ban student athletes from playing if they take a knee during national anthem

School says it will ban student athletes from playing if they take a knee during national anthemA Louisiana high school is ordering student athletes to stand during the national anthem, echoing Donald Trump’s calls to prohibit athletes from standing or kneeling in protest. In a letter to students and parents, Parkway High School Principal Waylon Bates said that the school “requires student athletes to stand in a respectful manner” and warned students who don’t bend to the rule would be punished with a loss of playing time or “removal from the team”. By mandating athletes rise for the anthem, Mr Bates thrust his high school into a national furor provoked by Mr Trump’s comments.



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