West Virginia Tech Volleyball Players Kneel During National Anthem
NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of police brutality and social injustice is spreading through multiple sports on multiple levels. The latest example to show how far his message has reached comes from West Virginia University Tech.
WVU Tech had a game this past weekend and three players chose to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem. According to WCHS, the idea to do so was initiated by Keyonna Morrow, who’s also the vide president of the school’s Black Student Union.
“He’s exercising his right to choose to sit or stand, so you have to recognize that he’s got that right,” Morrow said.
“I hope that it just makes people reconsider before they judge someone for something,” she continued.
While there were obviously people that disagreed with her and her teammates’ decision, there were also some that respected her right to stand for a cause she supported.
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