These high school students are being smeared for this patriotic act at a basketball game
By now, red-blooded Americans are used to being attacked by the Fake News national media.
But now local newspapers are setting their sights on Trump supporters.
And the one detail the media tried to bury changed everything.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune is painting high school students as “racist” for bringing a pro-Trump banner and wearing patriotic clothing to a high school basketball game.
Jordan High School hosted Roosevelt High School for a basketball game this week.
At the game, Jordan students unfurled a “Trump 2020” banner, several American flags, and students dressed in red, white, and blue.
The Roosevelt High School coach called foul because his school is predominately black.
But what was buried deep within the hit piece was the fact that the Roosevelt coach kept his team in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem.
The Roosevelt basketball team has been staying in the locker room for the national anthem all season.
They’re taking a page out of Colin Kaepernick’s playbook.
And the astute Jordan High fans called them out for it.
The Star Tribune reports:
The boys basketball coach for Minneapolis Roosevelt High School questioned on Wednesday why young fans at his team’s road game in Jordan prominently displayed a flag promoting the re-election of President Donald Trump during Tuesday night’s contest.
“I coach a predominantly black inner city high school team,” Walker wrote on his Facebook posting. “We go out to a rural area in Jordan, MN and this is there. Please explain how and why this is appropriate at a high school basketball game?”
Walker included a slew of hashtag phrases, among them #critical questioning, #blackandproud and #blackmenmatter. Walker, who is black, also is the director of his district’s Office of Black Male Student Achievement.
Kahn also pointed out, and the superintendent confirmed, that the Roosevelt team remained in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem before tipoff.
The Roosevelt team has been carrying out this action at both home and away games, and “the Jordan team was made aware of that practice before the game,” Minneapolis schools spokesman Dirk Tedmon said.
This was nothing more than a counter-protest of the opposing team’s national anthem protest.
But the media has to inject racism into everything.
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