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East Carolina Radio Affiliate Pulls Game After Band's National Anthem Protest

The radio affiliate for the East Carolina Pirates football team will not broadcast this Saturday's showdown against South Florida after several members of the school band protested the national anthem before last week's game. Per a statement on Facebook from Colonial Media and Entertainment CEO Jeff Andrulonis, the decision not to broadcast the matchup against South Florida came about because the band members "disgraced" themselves: Several members of the band refused to play the national anthem and others "took a knee" during the performance, with the result that roughly a dozen band members disgraced themselves on the football field this past weekend.
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