[Ed. – The ACLU is investigating.]
It doesn’t matter what race, religion, or creed of athlete you are, if you disrespect the National Anthem by violating team rules, you should be removed from the squad.
That’s exactly what happened with Rasool Samir, a member of the Garden City Community College basketball team in Kansas, who shot baskets during the playing of the anthem at a recent game.
Samir has stated he has never stood for the National Anthem due to religious reasons. Now, he finds himself kicked off of the team for a violation of team rules.
The school claims Samir violated team rules in actions he took after the event. Actions which may have stemmed from an on court altercation he had with a team booster.
The booster, identified as Jim Howard, wasn’t too thrilled about Samir’s disrespectful actions during the National Anthem and let him know about it.
Eventually the two had to be separated by a campus police officer.