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Football Coach Fired for Kneeling in Prayer: ‘I Just Want the Same Rights as Everybody Else’

The Washington state high school football coach who was suspended and later fired for kneeling in prayer after each game is demanding the same rights as NFL players who kneel in protest before games.

“I can’t wrap my brain around it,” Kennedy said on Fox News Channel’s “The Story.” “I’m a Marine. I just want the same rights as everybody else.”

Host Martha MacCallum noted how former NFL player Tim Tebow was mocked for praying on the field, and Kennedy added that he admired Tebow because “stood up for what he believed in.”

“Everyone has different of opinion. Being a Marine, we fought to defend [these] rights,” he said.

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