High school bans U.S. flag at football games to prevent 'taunting' of Hispanics

(FOX NEWS)- A South Carolina high school banned the American flag at a football game, claiming it had been used in the past to taunt opposing teams.

Lou Lavely, the principal of Travelers Rest High School, said preventing the flag from being used in an "improper ‘taunting,’ unsportsmanlike manner" was a decision made in the interest of "the safety and well-being of all in attendance at school events."

Berea High School, who Travelers Rest played against this weekend, has a large Hispanic population.

Those who tried to enter the stadium with the American flag were turned away, sparking outrage on social media.

Full story from FOX News. 

Up Next:


Thank you for visiting FOX29.com! Please click the survey link below to tell us about your experience.

FOX 29 Website Survey

  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories You May Be Interested In – includes Advertiser Stories