(FOX NEWS) - A Louisiana superintendent told his school district Wednesday that student athletes who don't stand for the national anthem could face consequences.
Scott Smith, the Bossier Parish schools superintendent, said in a statement to KTBS-TV that the least the district could do is “expect to stand in solidarity when the national anthem is played at sporting events.”
“In Bossier Parish, we believe when a student chooses to join and participate on a team, the players and coaches should stand when our National Anthem is played in a show of respect,” the statement read.
And it has begun.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 28, 2017
High schools are now following Trump’s order.
Will kick off any players who don’t stand during the National Anthem. pic.twitter.com/lfNWyW7z5f
Smith said that the principals and staffs have the discretion in determining what consequences the student athlete could potentially face.
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