VIDEO: Texas Youth Football Team’s Season Ends Early After National Anthem Protest

By  //  October 20, 2016

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ABOVE VIDEO: The Beaumont man explains the team members wanted to start a conversation about ending gang violence, bullying, officer involved crimes and other issues. He said the players decided to kneel instead of sit down to show that they still respect the military and others who have made sacrifices for our freedom

(FOX NEWS) — A Texas youth football team’s season ended early after backlash grew over the team’s decision to take a knee during the National Anthem, The Beaumont Enterprise reported.

The Bay Area Football League reportedly chose to end the Beaumont Bulls’ season after determining they did not have enough players to compete.

The team—comprised of 11 and 12-year-old boys—followed in the footsteps of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, staging a protest during its Sept. 10 game. Video of the Beaumont protest spread on the Internet.

“We’ve been getting a lot of hate mail,” DeCarlos Anderson, Sr., the league’s athletic director, told 12NewsNow.com. “We are an African-American board. Our membership is diverse. It’s not a race thing.”

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The Bay Area Football League reportedly chose to end the Beaumont Bulls’ season after determining they did not have enough players to compete.


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