Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
October 11th, 2017
A football player at Division III Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania was kicked off the team for taking a knee during the National Anthem on Saturday., reports CBS Philadelphia.
The Albright Lions decided as a team, before the game, to both take a knee during the coin toss and to stand during the Star Spangled Banner as a sign of unity.
19-year-old Gyree Durante broke his word and went down on one knee to disrespect America during the National Anthem. School officials said the freshman quarterback kept his disrespectful plan a secret from them.
In a statement, the school says Durante was dismissed for his decision to not support team unity.
A 24-player leadership council came up with the pregame routine as a way to find common ground and mutual respect on a team with so many different opinions.
School officials say Durante remains enrolled as a business major. He did not respond to requests for comment.
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