Has Football Fumbled Again? As Refs Walk Off the Field! [PUBLIC OPINION]
What they are doing with this kneeling and everything, they have the right do to that, but the national anthem has nothing to do with them kneeling. The flag has got nothing to do with why they are protesting. If they want to protest, let them protest, but don’t disrespect our country, the flag and the armed forces ~ Ernie Lunardelli
Has football fumbled again? Now the referees are protesting! Let's explain.... In a recent article by mycentraljersey.com , two New Jersey High School football referees walked off the field this weekend at the Monroe vs. Colts Neck game .... after several Monroe players took a knee during the National Anthem. Ernie and Anthony Lunardelli decided to leave the game after the peaceful protest by the Monroe players.
We have to follow what is in the policy and pretty much the policy is if a kid doesn’t want to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, that’s his constitutional right, so we have to handle it (taking a knee during the playing of the anthem) the same exact way ~ Monroe High School Athletics Director Greg Beyer
So what's the answer? We do not want to take away constitutional rights, but do we want to see so much divisiveness even at the school level? Should kids be allowed to "protest" at school events?
Can we just play or are we learning a great lesson?
I feel good with myself, if I was in this situation again, I’d do it again tomorrow ~ Ernie Lunardelli