The NFL’s national anthem protests is a virus spreading across America.
One college player thought he’d join in on disrespecting the American military and also kneeled for the national anthem.
And now he just got this career ending news.
Gyree Durante is a freshmen quarterback at Albright College.
His team held a meeting and decided they would take a knee before the coin toss but all stand for the anthem.
Durante decided that wasn’t enough and wanted to put on an anti-American exhibition by kneeling for the playing of the Star Spangled Banner.
That didn’t sit well with his coaches who promptly threw him off the team.
“Albright College is a private liberal arts school with an enrollment of about 1,700 students. Its athletics teams compete in the Division III Eastern College Athletic Conference.
The spokeswoman said in the statement that the Albright College players were told in advance that there would be consequences if they knelt during the national anthem.
“The team agreed to uphold the council decision, with the understanding that there may be consequences for those who choose not to support the team,” the spokeswoman wrote. “One football player, unbeknownst to the coach and the team, chose not to support the decision of the leadership council and team. He has been dismissed from the team but remains a valued member of the Albright College student body.”
One of his teammates supported the decision since Durante broke the agreement the entire team had entered into.
ESPN.com also reports:
“Josh Powell, a freshman defensive end from Tampa, told NBC 10 that Durante broke his teammates’ trust by taking a knee during the national anthem.
“We trusted him throughout the week, after time and time again he told us he would stand,” Powell said, according to NBC 10. “When you can’t have a player on a team that you can trust, he’s got to go.”
The national anthem protests have become a cultural flashpoint in America.
The NFL is feeling the sting of backlash after owners and league executives embraced their players who have spit on the memory of dead veterans by kneeling for the national anthem.
Ratings are down and fans are booing when players kneel for the anthem.
Now colleges and high schools are reacting.
Durante was not the only anthem protester booted off a team.
Two high school football players in Texas were also thrown off their squad for disrespecting the American flag.
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