Last Friday, football coach, Ronnie Michem, of Victory & Praise Christian Academy in Houston warned his team not to a knee during the national anthem but students Cedric Ingram-Lewis his cousin Larry McCullough failed to heed their coach’s warning.
Actions have consequences.
Lewis raised his fist while McCullough took a knee during the national anthem. Not smart. Game over.
Upon conclusion of the national anthem, Mitchem informed both Lewis and McCullough to remove their uniforms, they are off the team.
The Daily Caller News Foundation by Rob Shimshock
…Ronnie Mitchem, the team’s coach and pastor, kicked them off the team directly afterwards.
“I don’t have any problem with those young men,” Mitchem told the Chronicle. “We’ve had a good relationship. They chose to do that and they had to pay for the consequences.”
Mitchem, a former Marine, had previously told the school’s players that he did not want them to kneel during the anthem, believing that the action offends veterans and distracts rather than calls attention to issues. The coach said he wanted the players to express their discontent by authoring and distributing a paper about political issues that troubled them, or by kneeling in the end zone after a touchdown.
“He told us that disrespect will not be tolerated,” said Ingram-Lewis, one of the booted players. “He told us to take off our uniform and leave it there….”
Lewis’ mother, Rhonda Brady, objected to the coach’s decision.
“I don’t want them back on the team…A man with integrity and morals and ethics and who truly lives by that wouldn’t have done anything like that….For [the coach] to do what he did, that really spoke volumes and I don’t want my kids or my nephew to be around a man with no integrity.”
You can’t make this stuff up.
Anyone care to take bets as to if, when and how long it will take for Ingraham-Lewis and McCullough to be reinstated and Coach Michem terminated for daring to hold two Black males accountable for their actions?
Fake Black guy, Shaun King and Color of Change immediately began levying allegations of racism and are taking action to force the reversal of Coach Michem’s decision because theirs is a sense of entitlement.
H/t Western Journalism.
Cross-posted on Wow! Magazine.