Local sheriff is outraged when university cheerleaders protest anthem: ‘My wife, Penny, had tears in her eyes’

A Georgia sheriff was outraged to see a group of “ill-informed” black cheerleaders from Kennesaw State University take a knee during the national anthem at a recent football game.

Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren couldn’t believe his eyes.

SG Cheerleaders

“My wife, Penny, had tears in her eyes,” Warren told the Marietta Daily Journal. “And we were both shocked to see such a lack of respect for our flag, our national anthem and the men and women that serve our nation.”

The cheerleaders were following the lead set by former NFL quarterback and radical leftist, Colin Kaepernick.

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“Cobb County has lost sons and daughters at home and on foreign lands while protecting America,” the sheriff said.

“And to witness these ill-informed students acting this way clearly tells me KSU needs to get busy educating these students on more than just passing their classes,” he continued. “They need to learn all that the flag truly represents.”

Shaun King, a Black Lives Matter activist who was hired by the New York Daily News as its “senior justice writer,” shared a video of the cheerleaders on Facebook.

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King, who professes to be black, despite reports that his mother is white, claimed the cheerleaders “are now being harassed by local law enforcement,” according to family members.

Brave black cheerleaders at Kennesaw State University taking a…

Video of these brave young women at Kennesaw State University taking a knee. Their families tell me they are now being harassed by local law enforcement.

Posted by Shaun King on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sheriff Warren said he was told by KSU President Sam Olens “that this will not happen again.”

“I hope he is right because I stand with America, I stand to show respect to our military and all those that serve in public safety,” he said. “Hopefully this Saturday, Penny and I can get back to enjoying our season tickets and support the many great things happening at KSU.”

Or, as Republican state Rep. Earl Ehrhart explained to the newspaper, play football. Cheer.

“If you want to make a political statement, do it in the middle of the public quad and that’s your right in this country,” the lawmaker said.

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