Football players reinstated after carrying Thin Blue, Thin Red line flags at game on 9/11 [Video]


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MORROW, Ohio — Two high school football players in Ohio who were initially suspended from school after they carried Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line flags at a game on Sept. 11 have been reinstated.

Brady Williams and Jarad Bentley were suspended Friday when they carried the flags onto the field despite being denied permission from the school, according to WKRC.

Williams, who carried the Thin Blue Line flag, said his father is a police officer and he wanted to honor the officers who lost their lives trying to save others on 9/11. Bentley carried the Thin Red Line flag that represents fallen firefighters.

According to WHIO-TV, the teens were initially given an indefinite suspension. On Tuesday, the district’s Board of Education said after completing an investigation, it was determined there weren’t any political motivations, but that the students were insubordinate.

“Moving forward, Little Miami is returning the players to active status …