An Iowa high school baseball team opens the season — by taking knee during national anthem
“No disrespect to the flag. It’s simply to bring attention to the issues at hand, and I think we did the right thing,” Roosevelt senior infielder Alex Pendergast told the station.
“If we had some standing and some kneeling, it’s not as big of a deal. But to show that our whole team came together and kneeled, I think it makes a very big impact.”
The players in Des Moines had the backing of school administrators.