A Southeast Texas youth football team that received publicity and threatening messages after players kneeled in protest against social injustice during the national anthem has ended the season early.
The Beaumont Enterprise reported Tuesday that the season for the 11 and 12-year-olds on the Beaumont Bulls team ended amid disagreement between parents, coaches and organizational leadership.
Seterria Anderson, a parent who is the team's executive board president, says the team disbanded because they didn't have enough players after several quit. Parent April Parkerson said the board canceled the rest of the season over the protest.
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The board removing the coach under which the protest started last month caused strife. Parkerson says some players stopped coming to games and practices after the removal.