Laurel County Sheriff John Root and County Jailer Jamie Mosley have posted a video online, burning the T-shirts they had of the University of Kentucky Basketball Team. The pair said they were ‘kind of disgusted’ by the teams decision to kneel during the National Anthem prior to tip-off at the Florida Gators Game Saturday night.
“I’m Sheriff John Root here, with my good friend Jailer Jamie Mosley, and we’re kind of discussing the outrage last night of the University of Kentucky Wildcats. That disrespected our American flag and our National Anthem.”
“Back the Badge….So if you feel the same way we do and you’ve got some shirts that you no longer want, bring those to the jail tomorrow,” Mosley said.
They said the remaining shirts will go to people need.
The players said they decided to kneel to bring awareness to the Capitol protests.
“We just came together as leaders of the team and decided this is something we want to do to take a stand to what we’re seeing in the world today. Coach was with us. It’s great to have the man in charge backing you with everything you do.”
Coach Calipari said,
“It’s something that speaks for itself, These kids are good kids and they care about this country and all of the other stuff. They’re trying to figure out life and making statements they think they have to make. I want to listen to what they’re saying and I want to support them if they want me to be there.”