Montgomery County High School Football Team Kneels During National Anthem


Police shootings of black men have sparked protests at sporting events across the country — including high school football games in the D.C. area.

On Friday, most of the Watkins Mill High School football team knelt during the national anthem before kickoff against Damascus High School in Montgomery County, Maryland.

“I choose to stand. I think there’s a better platform to do it at, but I cannot as a human being, not as a coach or a teacher, judge my kids and tell them either they have to stand or kneel,” said Michael Brown, Watkins Mill High School’s head coach.