Court Rules That Prep Players Cannot Be Forced To Stand During Anthem

    Last week a federal court ruled that a high school football player in California cannot be forced to stand for the national anthem by the San Pasqual Valley Unified School District .

    The student, a Native American football player identified only as V.A. in court documents, was inspired by NFL player protesting police brutality and racism, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    Originally, the school district originally passed the rules after students at the majority white school district began yelling racial slurs against San Pasqual Valley when he knelt during the anthem.

    “We are pleased with this outcome,” Katie Traverso, V.A.’s attorney, said in a news release. “Students like our client who conscientiously carry their values and ideals with them, cannot be silenced or directed on what to say or not say by their school in this manner.

    The lawyer added that the student in question will now seek a permanent injunction banning the rule. This comes two months after two Texas high school students were kicked off a private football team for similar protests during the national anthem.

    I watched Colin Kaepernick and I thought it was terrible. And then it got bigger and bigger and started mushrooming. And frankly the NFL should have suspended him for one game and he would have never done it again, President Trump said on Fox Newss Hannity” at the time.