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SF High School Football Team Refuses to Stand for Anthem

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Inspired by Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing protest of the national anthem, every player of San Francisco’s Mission High School’s varsity football team, save one, failed to stand for the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner” on Friday night.

One player with a family member serving in the armed forces stood with a clenched, raised fist during the song.

Mission High won publicity with the stunt. But San Mateo High School won the game 28-25.

“We’re a school that is focused on anti-racist teaching and social justice, and we have been that way for many years now,” Principal Eric Guthertz told the San Jose Mercury News.

He added, “This is a school that is very engaged in both the Black Lives Matter movement and other issues of social justice. It’s been something that has been a part of the fabric of Mission High School for many, many, many years — this notion of social justice and equity.” – READ MORE

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  • Larry Staudmeister

    “What goes around comes around.” I hope that each member of Mission High School faculty, staff, student, and family member, has the opportunity to regret what they did that night.