Yes, this is real: Youth football team says racial taunts delivered because…

Photo: Anthony Moretti 27Sept2015

Photo: Anthony Moretti 27Sept2015

…some of their kids took a knee during the national anthem.

KDKA-TV reports the dispute isn’t over.

“I came out to show support and solidarity for these courageous young men who are facing so much adversity,” said Shane Freeman.

Coach Marcus Burkly Senior was glad to see the support for the players, who he says were exposed to a series of racial slurs at their game in Bethel Park earlier this month.  The team and coaches say they heard the remarks after three players opted to kneel during the National Anthem, a growing movement to call attention to systematic racism across the country.

 

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