Coach Gets Reprimanded After Kneeling In Prayer With Team


A Florida middle school football coach recently learned the hard way that it isn’t easy being one of the guys.

Coach Eddie Metcalfe wanted to participate during the prayer of one of his players on Oct. 7. As the player said the the Lord’s Prayer, Metcalfe knelt with his team.

A video of the incident found its way to the Freedom from Religion Foundation, who, of course complained, stating the coach was promoting religion and that was unconstitutional.

The school informed Coach Metcalfe he could not kneel with his players.

The Wakulla School Superintendent Robert Pearce presented with Metcalf with a “Letter of Professional Guidance,” advising him that he had violated school policy and would be disciplined should he do it again.

“That’s not allowable under the law,” Pearce told WCTV. “The coach may not participate in the prayer. He may not kneel with the players. He may not put his hands on a player during a prayer.”

Metcalfe explained that he didn’t know he couldn’t kneel in prayer with the students.

“The prayer in question was a student-initiated prayer, and I was kneeling with them,” Metcalfe told the Wakulla News.

“I didn’t know,” he said. “I thought it was a gray area. But since then I’ve been instructed on that particular situation. When the kids start to pray, I have to walk away and turn my back.

“That’s a time when I unfortunately have to do something I don’t agree with. But I don’t want to hurt the students or the school district,” he continued.

Metcalf said it was hard for him to walk away from his team while they prayed but that he would abide by the rules.

This is just a shame. While people can protest the national anthem all day long, one coach cannot even kneel with students during a prayer that they initiated. It’s completely backward liberal nonsense.

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