Several Joliet West Football Players Took A Knee During the National Anthem Friday Night

At Joliet West’s home football game Friday night against Plainfield Central, several West players exercised their right to protest and took a knee during the national anthem. The remaining Joliet West players locked arms as a symbol of unity. No Plainfield Central players showed any indication of protest.

The following statement has been issued by Joliet West regarding Friday night’s event:

“Joliet Township High School will continue to open our athletic events
with the national anthem. Student-athletes may choose to exercise their
lawful first amendment rights to kneel, as long as it is a silent
protest that does not cause a disruption. Individual student expression
on this matter is not representative of the Joliet Township High School
Athletic Program or any individual coach or staff member.”


Field Turf Installation Nearly Complete At Route 66 Stadium Fake Facebook Page Inviting People to Forest Preserve District of Will County Event That Doesn’t Exist Sprinkler System Helps Save Plainfield Business Smoke Alarms Credited with Helping Plainfield Residents Wilmington Police K9 Mao awarded “Healthcare for K9 Heroes” Grant JTHS Special Olympic Basketball Wins State Championship