Entire Waggener team kneels, takes delay of game penalty rather than taking knee during anthem

Entire Waggener team kneels, takes delay of game penalty rather than taking knee during anthem

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Entire Waggener team kneels, takes delay of game penalty rather than taking knee during anthem

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The coach at Waggener High said last week after a player kneeled for the national anthem that they were looking at steps for an alternate gesture.

“We are taking steps for next Friday to ensure our young men can make a stand for social injustice, while at the same time not showing, what is perceived as, disrespect,” coach Jordan Johnson said. “We support our young men in an effort to make a change for their future.”

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That alternative was that the entire team took a knee after the first play of the game and took a delay of game penalty.

“I am so proud of our young men and their desire to see change occur! I could not be at a better place!,” Johnson tweeted after the game.

Among those supporting Tre Chappell, the lone player to take a knee last week, were members of the Kentucky Green Party, as seen in the video above. A number of other players initially kneeled but stood when the music began playing.

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