A High School Football Team Decided To Kneel During The Anthem So The Refs Taught Them A Huge Lesson…
A high school football game was disrupted when the referees decided to teach these players a valuable lesson after kneeling during the national anthem.
In the era of rampant political correctness, where it has become a fad to disregard the foundations that made America great, Colin Kaepernick, the once-prolific NFL quarterback, sparked a movement that profoundly disrespects our cherished national anthem, which stands as an emblem of American values and the sacrifices made by our military personnel.
Monroe High School, evidently influenced by Kaepernick's misguided protest, decided to integrate this form of disrespect into their pregame ceremony. As the sound of the Star-Spangled Banner filled the air, the sight of high schoolers kneeling rather than standing in respect was met with the righteous indignation of the game's two referees. Refusing to be mere spectators of this affront to American pride, they made their feelings known through a dignified protest of their own - walking off the field.
Leading this symbolic counter-protest were the game's officials, Ernie Lunardelli, a 54-year-old patriot, and his son, Anthony, aged 27. In New Jersey, these two men stood tall against the wave of misguided adolescent 'activism', putting a line in the sand against those disrespecting the pregame ceremony - a time meant to honor, not to dishonor, America.
The elder Lunardelli made it clear that this had nothing to do with stifling free speech. His rebuke, he clarified, was against those tarnishing symbols of national unity. In his words, “I’m not in favor of anyone disrespecting our country, our flag, the armed forces...What they’re protesting has nothing to do with the national anthem, and I’m against it, so I decided to protest for them kneeling, and that’s what I did.”
Ernie grapples with why these protests have to occur during the anthem. A time meant to celebrate the game and the unity it brings, tainted by unrelated political statements. His protest, he insists, isn’t against individuals, but the act of disrespecting the national anthem and the flag.
Ernie, with his steadfast love for his country, couldn't fathom the audacity of anyone, regardless of age or race, disrespecting these sacred symbols. "It’s not the way I was brought up, and it pisses me off that people are doing that,” he declares, emphasizing his intolerance for such acts.
In an act of preemptive protest, Ernie had earlier warned the league's commissioners of his intent to quit officiating games marred by such disrespectful protests. His decision was unwavering. So, when the students took a knee, Ernie and Anthony took their stand, exiting the field as they had vowed.
The Lunardellis' departure was hastily addressed with an ill-prepared solution of substituting two chain crew cadets into the game, a move that Ernie deems illegitimate. He argues, "That game should not count now because they did not have the right personnel on the field...These kids weren’t officially carded and trained, so they’re putting the kids in jeopardy. I’m not."
As the controversy unfolds, Ernie prepares to engage in a legal battle to uphold his principles, firmly stating, “I have a lawyer already set up because they’re not going to run me out of town.” His readiness underlines the seriousness of his commitment to safeguarding the honor of our great nation against those who would thoughtlessly tarnish it.
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