Are you kidding me?
We have always joked that pretty soon libs would claim it’s offensive to fly the American Flag.
Well, it officially just happened folks. In real life.
High school students at Valley High School in West Des Moines, IA have been criticized, and their Student Government apologized for, wearing American-themed USA apparel to a basketball game.
Why? Because the opposing team had players from refugee families.
So now the American flag is racist? Or offensive? Or intolerant?
I never thought we’d actually live to see that in America, but it just happened.
Here is the story, from Fox News Insider:
Students at an Iowa high school have apologized to a neighboring school for wearing red, white and blue to a recent basketball game.
The Valley High School students’ USA-themed attire was seen as offensive because some of the rival school’s players were from refugee families.
“Any normal person, any educated person can look at that and think what the hell are these kids thinking,” said Valley High School coach Morgan Wheat.
The students, however, argued that themed attire was worn at previous games and it was not meant to make a statement toward the rival side.
Student leaders at Valley sent a letter of apology to Des Moines North High last week:
It has been brought to our attention that the decision by the Valley High School student section to wear U.S.A. apparel at our game last night was offensive to members of your community and fan base. We are deeply sorry if we have offended anyone in any way. We have traditionally dressed in such a fashion for great games such as the one last night. Everyone here at Valley has immense respect not only for your team and players but for your community as a whole. Please know that our intent was in no way to offend or demean—just to support our own team in a way we have done before.
Similar stories surfaced last year at high school football games. In Oklahoma, students at a Tulsa high school were blocked from bringing flags and banners on “USA Night.”
In South Carolina, a high school banned the American flag in the stands, claiming it had been used in the past to taunt opposing teams with Hispanic players.
Read the full story here: http://insider.foxnews.com/amp/article/54825