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Coach: Students wearing hoods in photo kicked off high school football team

By The Associated Press

This article was published September 8, 2017 at 11:45 a.m.

In this screen shot image taken from Twitter, five people wearing white hoods wave a Confederate flag next to a burning cross.


CRESTON, Iowa — A southern Iowa high school football coach says five players who appeared in a photo on social media wearing white hoods and waving a Confederate flag next to a burning cross have been kicked off the team.

Creston/Orient-Macksburg football coach Brian Morrison told the Des Moines Register that the Creston High School team is scheduled to play Friday night, but without the five students.

Morrison also said lawyers are now involved but that he can't provide details about whom the lawyers are representing or what they advocate.

Principal Bill Messerole has said the students involved have been disciplined but would not say what that discipline entailed, citing student confidentiality.

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3WorldState1 says... September 8, 2017 at noon

Otherwise known as the Young Republican Society - IA Chapter.

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hogfan2012 says... September 8, 2017 at 3:27 p.m.

Not saying they were doing the right thing, but isn't it their use of freedom of speech that is now being violated? I am sure the ACLU doesn't want to defend them, but they should get involved. This blatant "hate" display is no worse than the police haters or the BLM displays.

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smmlv3 says... September 8, 2017 at 3:34 p.m.

Only cowards hide their faces, whether it's the off-the-chart left or the extreme right. I think Birmingham got it right when they arrested everyone wearing a mask at the violent protest over confederate monuments. 3WorldState1, you do realize that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, don't you?

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LR1955 says... September 8, 2017 at 6:40 p.m.

Southern Iowa...still in Iowa, a Yankee state. Just stirring the pot.

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