ENTIRE College Football Team Stay In Locker Room During National Anthem…Except 1 Lone Player.

ENTIRE College Football Team Stay In Locker Room During National Anthem…Except 1 Lone Player.

After some of its players took to their knees in protest during the National Anthem before their game, the Millikin University football team sent out an announcement that the entire squad would be waiting in the locker room during the National Anthem until further notice.


Here is an excerpt from the team’s statement:

[R]ather than have our message be misunderstood or misconstrued, we are united in our decision to stay in the locker room until kickoff during which time we will engage in a moment of reflection to personally recognize the sacrifice of so many and renew our commitment to living up to those most important words: “with liberty and justice for all.”

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But as it appears, one player on the team wasn’t having any of it.


Connor Brewer, was the only player from the Decatur, Illinois school who went out and stood on his team’s sideline during the National Anthem before Saturday’s game against Augustana College.

Brewer spoke with media sources only to say that he would not speak about the matter until he discusses the topic with his football team and coach.

One community member, Jewell Young, told WAND exactly how she felt about the new policy:

“I’m very supportive of Millikin sport programs, I’m very supportive of the college as a whole. I’ve lived here my whole life; however, in this instance, I believe they have dropped the ball. If some don’t agree with the national anthem, then they should stay in the locker room and come out when it begins. I don’t think the whole team should have to stay in because I don’t think the whole team feels that way.”

A local parent of a student, Steve Little, said the entire team shouldn’t have to be involved in this new move if they don’t want to:

“Maybe the guys who don’t want to stand for the national anthem, black or white, can stay in and let the rest of the guys come out and do it, they should let the rest of the guys that want to come out, come out.”

Why wouldn’t players who want to honor their country be able to do so? Isn’t that protected in the 1st Amendment? What kind of over-blown socialist is running this program?

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