Crack In Wokistan Foundation – College takes a stand, suspends sports team for taking knee during anthem

Crack In Wokistan Foundation – College takes a stand, suspends sports team for taking knee during anthem

‘I did not think a number of our alumni, friends, and donors of the College would view the act of kneeling during the anthem in a positive way,’ said the college’s president.

Virginia’s Bluefield College has suspended a number of its basketball players after they repeatedly ignored the college president’s directive and knelt in during the national anthem. Kneeling while the anthem is sung indicates alignment with the violent Black Lives Matter rioters.

Bluefield College made headlines when ESPN reported that the college’s president, Dr. David Olive, had suspended multiple members of the college’s basketball team — an action that resulted in the forfeiting of its NAIA Appalachian Athletic Conference game against Reinhardt.

However, the move was not without some history. Olive had been made aware that at a home game against Bryan College on January 30, members of the men’s basketball team had knelt during the national anthem, and footage of the protest was shown on local television. After learning of the event via social media, Olive engaged in discussion with the vice president of the college, Tonia Walker, and Coach Richard Morgan. Morgan revealed that unbeknown to him, the team had been kneeling at their previous two away games.

At that juncture, Olive forbade the controversial practice, explaining that he was aware “how kneeling is perceived by some in our country, and I did not think a number of our alumni, friends, and donors of the College would view the act of kneeling during the anthem in a positive way.”

Olive also mentioned that players were representing the college when wearing its colors, and he “did not want Bluefield College contributing to the further divide; rather, I wanted the College to bring people together in a united effort to address issues of racial injustice.”

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