The Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Camden Sent A letter to its schools stating that any player who didn’t “show respect” during the National Anthem would be subject to suspension.
According to the letter from Mary P. Boyle Superintendent of Schools, dated Sept. 2, “Failure to demonstrate appropriate respect will result in suspension from play (2 games) or dismissal from the team for subsequent offenses.”
The letter adds that the “best approach (to dealing with the issue) is helping our young people understand that blood was sacrificed so that we all can enjoy the gifts of our faith and our country.
“However, let me be clear. We are not public institutions and free speech in all of its demonstrations, including protests, is not a guaranteed right.