Students in Iowa Apologized for Being Patriotic During Basketball Game

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A recent basketball game in Iowa turned to a scandal after students at a local school apologized for wearing the official American flag colors at the event.

The students from Valley High School were wearing red-white-blue outfits which were to the opposing team since the players were mostly refugees.

“Any normal person, any educated person can look at that and think what the hell are these kids thinking,” said Valley High School coach Morgan Wheat.

These jerseys were worn in earlier games by the team that explained they meant no disrespect to the illegal refugees.

Here is the letter of apology:

It has been brought to our attention that the decision by the Valley High School student section to wear U.S.A. apparel at our game last night was offensive to members of your community and fan base. We are deeply sorry if we have offended anyone in any way. We have traditionally dressed in such a fashion for great games such as the one last night. Everyone here at Valley has immense respect not only for your team and players but for your community as a whole. Please know that our intent was in no way to offend or demean—just to support our own team in a way we have done before.

Last year, the same thing happened at other games, like in Oklahoma, where students were not allowed to bring flags and banners with the name USA on them.

This also occurred in South Carolina, where one high school disapproved of the American flag stating it was offensive to Hispanic players.

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