Louisiana governor calls for mandatory attendance during national anthem after LSU’s absence

Louisiana governor calls for mandatory attendance during national anthem after LSU’s absence


Gov. Jeff Landry (R-LA) has called on college boards across the United States to mandate attendance during the national anthem ahead of sporting events, suggesting athletes who do not participate have their scholarships removed.

His suggestion comes after the Louisiana State University’s women’s basketball team was noticeably absent from the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Monday night before the Elite Eight game against the University of Iowa, while the Hawkeyes were spotted on the court holding hands.

The Louisiana governor wrote on social media that he has great respect for the team and head coach Kim Mulkey but has more respect for the people who protect the U.S. “and unite us under one flag.”

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“It is time that all college boards, including Regent,

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