“Some local high school football players are finding that their support for first responders is coming at a huge cost,” according to WKRC in Ohio.
“The boys are now suspended from their team after not heeding a warning to leave the Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line flags that represent fallen firefighters and police officers off the field.”
“[Brady} Williams was holding the Thin Blue Line flag as he rushed onto the field Friday. His father is a police officer, and he says he wanted to honor all the cops who lost their lives trying to save others on 9/11.”
“Jarad Bentley carried the Thin Red Line flag.”
“‘I was all for it,’ he said. ‘Because my dad is a firefighter, and if it had been him killed on 9/11, I would have wanted someone to do it for him.'”
“Williams and Bentley heard from the athletic director Monday afternoon and received an indefinite suspension.”
“‘We can’t have students who decide to do something anyway after they’ve been told that they shouldn’t be doing it,’ said Gregory Power.”
Breaking Update: The boys suspension has just been lifted by the local Board of Education.
Of course, the question remains, why were the boys turned down when they asked to honor fallen police officers and firefighters on the anniversary of 9/11?
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