A group students at Minnesota’s Jordan high school brought a Trump 2020 flag to a boys basketball game Tuesday night, against Minneapolis Roosevelt High School, which is a predominantly black school and has been staying in the locker room during the national anthem for their previous games.
MRHS head coach Michael Walker shared a photo (now deleted) of the students holding the flag along with this caption.
“I coach a predominantly black inner city high school team,” Walker wrote on his Facebook posting. “We go out to a rural area in Jordan, MN and this is there. Please explain how and why this is appropriate at a high school basketball game?”
The mother of one of the students commented on the post and claimed there was no meaning behind bringing a Trump flag to make fun of a mostly non-white school’s team that was respectfully remaining in the locker room for the national anthem. Also, she claimed it was her flag.
“Bridget Kahn commented on the Roosevelt coach’s Facebook posting wrote that the flag belonged to her and was used by students as part of a long-planned USA blackout theme night.
Kahn told the Star Tribune later that her son and others took two of the flags with them to the game and “left with them wrapped around them like capes. I didn’t see anything wrong with that.”
She said this was nothing more than young people wearing “a bunch of red, white and blue, supporting their president. They don’t have a racist bone in their body.”
The superintendent overseeing Jordan High apologized and vowed to look into it.
A lot of people are pretending not to understand what the message being sent here was. The @jhsthemes (Jordan High School Student Section) account just deleted this mocking tweet in response to the @StarTribune's tweet about this story. pic.twitter.com/Kp8NJqEEOA
— Matt DeLong (@mattdelong) January 16, 2019
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