Connor Brewer was the only player from the Decatur, Illinois, Millikin University football team who stood on the sideline during the national anthem before Saturday’s game last weekend.
THAT IS PITIFUL, but huge respect for this young football player who stood up and did what was right!
My grandmother always said, “Just because everyone else is doing it, does not make it right. Seems this young man was the only one on the team with proper parenting. YES, I just blamed the parents!
Todd Starnes reports:
After some of its players kneeled in protest during the national anthem before a game last month, the Millikin University football team let it be known that the entire squad would be waiting in the locker room during “The Star-Spangled Banner” from now on.
A statement from the team read, in part:
[R]ather than have our message be misunderstood or misconstrued, we are united in our decision to stay in the locker room until kickoff during which time we will engage in a moment of reflection to personally recognize the sacrifice of so many and renew our commitment to living up to those most important words: “with liberty and justice for all.”
Brewer told WAND-TV he won’t speak to the media until he talks to his football team and coach.
As for community members who witnessed it all take place, most seem not too happy about the team’s decision.
“I’m very supportive of Millikin sport programs, I’m very supportive of the college as a whole. I’ve lived here my whole life; however, in this instance, I believe they have dropped the ball,” Jewell Young told WAND. “If some don’t agree with the national anthem, then they should stay in the locker room and come out when it begins. I don’t think the whole team should have to stay in because I don’t think the whole team feels that way.”
I have a feeling this young man will come out the winner on this. Doing the right thing is not always the popular thing, but it almost always pays off in the long run.
Just when you think the world has gone entirely mad, a young man like Connor Brewer shows up and makes us proud!
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