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Alabama high school football announcer says those who don’t stand for National Anthem should be shot








An announcer told fans at an Alabama high school football game that anyone who didn’t stand for the National Anthem should be shot.


“If you don't want to stand for the National Anthem, you can line up over there by the fence and let our military personnel take a few shots at you since they're taking shots for you,” the announcer said according to Denise Crowley-Whitfield, who posted the message on Facebook.


The McKenzie High School crowd went “crazy cheering,” Crowley-Whitfield wrote in the since-deleted post.


The announcer was later identified as Pastor Allen Joyner of Sweet Home Baptist Church by AL.com as friends and relatives posted their support on Facebook.


The church said it stood by Joyner in a Facebook post that was live for about an hour before the entire account was deleted.



Butler County Schools Superintendent Amy Bryan denounced Joyner’s message in a statement.


“Patriotism should be a part of school events but threats of shooting people who aren't patriotic, even in jest, have no place at a school,” she wrote in an email to AL.com. “Threats of violence are a violation of school policy and certainly not condoned by the school board.”


The school board meets next week and Bryan said any action against Joyner could be addressed then.


The pastor’s comments come two weeks after 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” during a preseason game against the Packers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.


"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color," Kaepernick told Steve Wyche of NFL Media. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."


Seattle Reign soccer player Megan Rapinoe kneeled during the pre-game anthem last week. Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall and Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters staged their own protests as well.


On Sept. 2, Ohio’s Brunswick High School student Rodney Axson became the first high school football player to kneel in solidarity with Kaepernick and has reportedly already received death threats in response to his protest.





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Alabama high school football announcer says those who don’t stand for National Anthem should be shot

An announcer told fans at an Alabama high school football game that anyone who didn’t stand for the National Anthem should be shot.

“If you don't want to stand for the National Anthem, you can line up over there by the fence and let our military personnel take a few shots at you since they're taking shots for you,” the announcer said according to Denise Crowley-Whitfield, who posted the message on Facebook.

The McKenzie High School crowd went “crazy cheering,” Crowley-Whitfield wrote in the since-deleted post.

The announcer was later identified as Pastor Allen Joyner of Sweet Home Baptist Church by AL.com as friends and relatives posted their support on Facebook.

The church said it stood by Joyner in a Facebook post that was live for about an hour before the entire account was deleted.

Butler County Schools Superintendent Amy Bryan denounced Joyner’s message in a statement.

“Patriotism should be a part of school events but threats of shooting people who aren't patriotic, even in jest, have no place at a school,” she wrote in an email to AL.com. “Threats of violence are a violation of school policy and certainly not condoned by the school board.”

The school board meets next week and Bryan said any action against Joyner could be addressed then.

The pastor’s comments come two weeks after 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” during a preseason game against the Packers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color," Kaepernick told Steve Wyche of NFL Media. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."

Seattle Reign soccer player Megan Rapinoe kneeled during the pre-game anthem last week. Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall and Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters staged their own protests as well.

On Sept. 2, Ohio’s Brunswick High School student Rodney Axson became the first high school football player to kneel in solidarity with Kaepernick and has reportedly already received death threats in response to his protest.

 

 

Ya BS, they are shooting at Christians, guarding drug crops and shipping over hostile Muslims that apparently like communist mandatory contracts after the water and power is blown out.

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