Louisiana Governor Demands New Policy After LSU's National Anthem Snub Sparks a Firestorm

Louisiana Governor Demands New Policy After LSU’s National Anthem Snub Sparks a Firestorm


On Tuesday, Republican Gov. Jeff Landry of Louisiana called for a rule that would require college athletes to be present for the playing of the national anthem before games.

Landry, who is serving his first term as governor, issued a lengthy statement about the matter a day after his state’s flagship school missed the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before being knocked out of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.

The LSU Tigers were notably absent for the playing of the anthem in the team’s Elite Eight matchup against the Iowa Hawkeyes — a team the Bayou Bengals defeated for the national championship last year.

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In a statement he posted on his X page, Landry decried skipping the anthem as disrespectful.

“My mother coached women’s high

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