University Cheerleaders Kept Off Field After Kneeling During National Anthem for Social Justice (Video)
Five members of the Kennesaw State University cheerleader squad knelt during the national anthem at a recent football game.
Controversy at Kennesaw State after several cheerleaders take a knee during the National Anthem. Hear from other students at 5. pic.twitter.com/DrOKeHQiJt
— Richard Elliot (@RElliotWSB) October 9, 2017
The cheerleaders were protesting injustice in America.
Cheerleaders at Kennesaw State taking a kneel during the national anthem. pic.twitter.com/7vdSyLZ2JR
— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) October 8, 2017
The school now has the protesters removed from the field during the national anthem.
11 Alive reported:
A metro Atlanta university is responding after a nationwide protest spread to their home field during a recent football game – and explaining the absence of the same students at the following game.
Across the country, players and others have been kneeling during the national anthem in solidarity with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who first began the practice to protest the killing of African Americans by police.
One of the latest displays of defiance was at a Kennesaw State University football game where five of the cheerleaders took a knee during the national anthem at their game against North Greenville University on Sept. 30.
This video shows the cheerleaders kneel at the same moment their teammates take their posture for the playing of the anthem.
At their next game on Oct. 7, against Texas Southern, the cheerleaders were not on the field until after the national anthem.
The brother of one of the social justice cheerleaders believes the university acted inappropriately for removing the women at the next game.