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High School Decides Against Suspending Football Player For Peaceful Protest

A high school in Worcester, Massachusetts, announced Monday that it has decided against suspending one of its football players for taking a knee during the national anthem before the team’s Friday game. The player, running back Michael Oppong, wrote on Twitter Sunday that he had been told he would be suspended for one game because of the protest, which purposefully mirrored the recent actions of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
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