Rochester football players take a knee | NewsCut

The killing of a black man inside his own apartment by a cop who allegedly thought she was entering her own unit is pretty much why people of color kneel on the sideline of football games. Some police officers, they say, are far too quick to take the lives of African-Americans. Too many jurors, they add, are too quick to let them get away with it.

So when four players on the Rochester Community and Technical College football team took a knee on Saturday, the usual debate broke out. Not at the game, the Rochester Post-Bulletin notes, but online when a picture was distributed on Facebook.

Chuck Siefert, a retired RCTC coach, said it disrespected the flag, as if killing an…

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