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#1 posty

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:02 PM

This is what needs to happen everywhere... You kneel, you are out...

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A player at Division III Albright College is no longer a member of the football team for choosing to kneel for the national anthem and go against the plans of the team to all do the same thing during the anthem.

Backup quarterback Gyree Durante knelt for the national anthem during Saturdays game. The team, according to NBC 10 in Philadelphia, decided to kneel before the anthem and then stand as a team during it. The freshman quarterback was the only member of the team to go against the group decision and knelt for a second-straight game.

Hes now off the team.

According to a statement from the school given to the station, the decision to kick Durante off the team was made by the teams leadership council after he chose to do his own thing. From NBC 10:

This action, which was supported by the coaching staff, was created as an expression of team unity and out of the mutual respect team members have for one another and the value they place on their differences, she wrote. It was established as a way to find common ground in a world with many differing views. The spokeswoman said the action was recommended by the teams leadership council, which is made up of 24 student-athletes selected annually by team members. She also said the players had an understanding that there may be consequences for anyone who chose not to support the team. One football player, who unbeknownst to the coach and the team, chose not to support team unity and has been dismissed from the team, she wrote. He remains a valued member of the Albright College student body.
For his part, Durante said he was doing what he felt he had to do.

Albright College is a private, liberal arts college. Thats an important attribute to note given the reach of the First Amendment within the context of the decision of players to protest in the national anthem. Its not a publicly funded college revoking a players status because of a peaceful protest.

And if the spokespersons statement is true that the decision to kick Durante off the team came from his teammates, its fair to wonder if the QB may not have been on the most solid footing with his teammates.

If teammates understood or felt there were genuine reasons for Durante to protest during the anthem against the group decision, perhaps they wouldnt have taken such a drastic measure. But its pretty clear from the statement and decision that his teammates werent supportive of the maneuver. And betraying the trust of your teammates no matter what the act is is never a good idea.



#2 Cdub100

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:21 PM

If teammates understood or felt there were genuine reasons for Durante to protest during the anthem

 

 

Nobody understands what these players are kneeling about. 


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#3 Filthy Fernadez

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:27 PM

His chances of college are taking a knee with him.

Guess there's always the military then he'll understand why we stand.

BBC for the most part is pretty damn good.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:34 PM

:lol:


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You guys have no focking clue what happened so you really should just shut it..

 


#5 drobeski

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:38 PM

Good

#6 rholio

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:55 PM

Well done.
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#7 titans&bucs&bearsohmy!

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:05 PM

I find the argument that the college is not publicly funded pretty specious. Wanna but 70%+ of the student body is funded by federal loans?

Not that I care or anything. I have no problem at all with the decision.

#8 lickin_starfish

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:20 AM

I find the argument that the college is not publicly funded pretty specious. Wanna but 70%+ of the student body is funded by federal loans?

Not that I care or anything. I have no problem at all with the decision.

If his college was federally funded, wouldn't that be even more reason to stand for the anthem? Show a little appreciation.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:46 AM

I love the fact that the team made the decision


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#10 titans&bucs&bearsohmy!

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:39 AM

If his college was federally funded, wouldn't that be even more reason to stand for the anthem? Show a little appreciation.


I suppose.

The fact is, pretty much ever college, from Rosas Cosmetology College to Harvard, are basically federally funded, to one degree or another.

#11 TimmySmith

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:56 AM

Sense finally prevails.

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#12 Scary Gary

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:35 AM

These turds, if you asked them, wouldn't have clue why they were kneeling, and IF they gave you an answer of some sort, and you asked what "that" had to do with the National Anthem, they'd be lost and ramble on with something they heard someone else say once. 

Liberal sheep.  That's who kneel.


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