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Coach Preston Brown on protesting during the national anthem

On 10 September, before the Woodrow Wilson Tiger's first football game of the season, Coach Preston Brown refused to stand for the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner. Instead, he took a knee in a silent protest.

For the past two weeks, the Camden City School District has received dozens of calls from across the country, calling for Brown's dismissal.

A local radio personality denounced his "ignorance, shame and stupidity" on the air.

Brown explains why he is still taking the knee and why his team has followed his lead.

For more on Coach Brown and the Tigers, read our feature story: Taking a knee to take a stand

Video by Soraya Auer

  • 22 Sep 2016
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