Lower Merion High Boys Basketball Team Takes Stand on Human Rights

Lower Merion High boys basketball team wore shirts with lettering "I am a Muslim. I am a refugee. I am an immigrant. I am an American,” at their game against against Strath Haven last Tuesday. (Image via Philly.com)

The boys basketball team at Lower Merion High took a stand on human rights when they showed up for their Central League championship game wearing t-shirts that supported area Muslims, immigrants, and refugees, writes Cam Smith for USA Today High School Sports.

In an open protest of the administration’s controversial travel ban, the boys wore t-shirts stating “I am a Muslim. I am a refugee. I am an immigrant. I am an American.“

This is not the first time the team has donned these shirts, as they have worn them ahead of their last four games with the full support of the Lower Merion School District.

“The kids decided they wanted to do this, and we support what they’re doing,” said Lower Merion head coach Gregg Downer.

Read more about the team’s decision at USA Today High School Sports by clicking here.

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