High school football fans told what they are NOT ALLOWED to chant

High school football fans told what they are NOT ALLOWED to chant

This is just insane. In Western Michigan, the OK Conference that represents 50 schools, is bringing down their iron fist on the teams and fans there. They are no longer permitted to chant, USA! USA! Why, you ask? Well, evidently at a game there was a mostly white team on one side and a mostly black team on the other. The mostly white team had a sign that said, “Make America Great Again!” And they had a Betsy Ross flag. The black team says the flag is a symbol of oppression and hate. That my friends is bull crap and racist in itself.

Parents and coaches are furious over this and I don’t blame them in the least. Simonson, host of “The Huge Show,” said, “He painted a picture that the school is filled with insensitive people,” he said. ‘If Colin Kaepernick can have his freedom of speech and freedom of expression – guess what – it’s a two-way street.” That’s exactly right. If Black Lives Matter can conduct themselves in an unpatriotic way, then it should be more than okay for these fans to be patriotic as they always have been. The hate here is one sided and not on the side of the fans.

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From Fox News:

Patriotism is under fire in Western Michigan.

The OK Conference, representing 50 schools, has announced a crackdown on fans chanting, “USA” at football games. They are also implementing strict rules on flags and political banners.

“Coaches and fans are irate,” said Bill Simonson, the host of a statewide sports radio show. “People are tired of being told what flag to fly or what political side to lean towards.”

Mr. Simonson, who hosts “The Huge Show”, was the first to break this insane story.

The athletic conference’s crackdown comes after fans from a predominantly black school took offense after fans from a predominantly white school displayed a Betsy Ross flag and a “Make America Great Again” banner.

Critics called the flag racist and a local superintendent said it symbolized hate.

“To wave a historical version of our flag, that to some symbolizes exclusion and hate, injects hostility and confusion to an event where no one intended to do so,” wrote Forest Hills Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Behm in a letter to parents.

OK Commissioner Jim Haskins said their executive board decided that moving forward fans will only be allowed to chant “USA! USA!” after the National Anthem. They don’t have the authority to do that. You can’t tell fans what they can and can’t chant and when. They aren’t on the teams or paid attendants, so First Amendment rights are in play here. The commissioner and that board should be sued and I hope they are.

The athletic conference is also cracking down on signs and banners and flags. Mike Shibler, the superintendent of Rockford Public Schools, supports the crackdown, so make sure his name is on the lawsuit that is filed guys. Everyone that can should pack out those games and chant, “USA! USA! USA!” Let’s seem them arrest hundreds of fans. This is one of those times people that you have to stand and fight back. As Todd Starnes put it, “There is a time and a place for citizens to defy the government and this may be one of those moments.” Amen brother, amen.

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Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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