Columbus North High School, alma mater to Vice President Mike Pence, has found itself in the center of swirling controversy after tonight’s “game” against Perry Meridian, as many members of the team chose to take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem.
Bull Dogs coach Randall Manning didn’t take kindly to the offense to our great country, immediately benching everyone involved.
“Columbus North does not condone anyone’s choice to kneel during the National Anthem. It’s a show of disrespect to our country, and the players involved didn’t deserve to suit up tonight. If they can’t stand to honor our country, they can’t play for this school.”
The school took things one step further, according to spokesman Nancy Sanders, as they suspended each student who knelt during the anthem for 5 days and declared them ineligible to play in next week’s season finale.
“Our school cannot be associated with young men who make the choice to kneel down during the National Anthem. Columbus North is home to Vice President Pence – he deserves better. The city of Columbus deserves better. America deserves better!”
Pence could not be reached for comment, but sources inside the White House say he’s embarrassed by the actions of his high school and supports possibly disbanding the North football team entirely.