Let me get his straight. High school students should not wear red, white and blue to their team’s game because refugees, who are being helped by this country, might get offended?
The Valley High School-Des Moines North State Tournament game was one for the ages. “They played hard,” said Morgan Wheat, an assistant coach at Des Moines North. “We had a chance to win at the end. Hats off to Valley, they made more plays.”
Following the matchup, some fans were more concerned with what was happening in the crowd. Wheat said, “Everything just blows up after the game and I’m still hearing about it this morning.”
Valley students had chosen to wear red, white and blue instead of their school colors black and orange. “Any normal person, any educated person can look at that and think what the hell are these kids thinking,” said Wheat.
OK, let me to get this straight. Having an American-themed night is now “abnormal” and something only the “uneducated” would do? To believe the idiocy Wheat is spewing we would have to believe that America, and patriotic clothing is somehow inherently offensive to anyone who is “educated”. Perhaps Wheat has been educated beyond his hat size? And, we would also have to assume that because several players from Wheat’s team come from refugee families that they would be bitter and offended that America, the country that has allowed them in, would actually allow Americans to wear patriotic themed clothing. Mr. Wheat it is you who needs to be asked what the Hell you are thinking.
Perhaps Americans are supposed to stop loving this nation because an ungrateful refugee, and yes, any refugee offended by U.S.A. themed clothing being worn by Americans, in America is deeply ungrateful. Maybe we, as a nation should beg for forgiveness and vow only to wear clothing that will not offend the delicate egos of people our nation has reached out to help escape oppression?