FLASHBACK: Coach Has Players Face Veterans To Teach Importance Of National Anthem [VIDEO]

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Virginia Tech basketball coach Buzz Williams had his players stand face to face with veterans to teach them the importance of the national anthem.

His basketball players stood in a straight line with a veteran from different wars facing each individual player. (RELATED: Hookstead’s Hot Take: America Stood Up For Colin Kaepernick, He Should Stand For The Flag)

“These guys, when they were your age, interrupted their life, they paused their education, they changed their career, and they gave their life for those chairs. So when the Anthem is played, we’re going to stand like grown men and we’re going to honor men like this, that gave their life, so we can have a chair to sit in,” Williams told his players. (RELATED: Donald Trump On Colin Kaepernick: Perhaps He Should Find A New Country To Live In)


The actions of Williams are in stark contract to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sat during the national anthem in a game against the Green Bay Packers. (RELATED: Millionaire NFL Quarterback Has Mind-Boggling Reason For Refusal To Stand For National Anthem)

The 49ers dual-threat quarterback is having a very hard time finding allies to support his protest against what he believes is oppression.

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