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Caught On Silly: Flag Decal Exceeds Nationwide Rule, Swimmer DQ’d



New Jersey prep sports This can be a disgusting story a few patriotic boy honoring his grandfather, who was killed within the 911 assaults. He’s a New Jersey highschool swimmer who was disqualified after his race for carrying an American flag on his swim cap deemed too massive by a small-minded rival coach and a fair smaller-minded nationwide federation. 

The unnamed boy is a 16-year-old sophomore at Morristown Excessive Faculty, who competed together with his workforce on “senior night time” towards the Parsippany Hills workforce. 

In accordance with the DailyMail, the boy’s father stated the opposing coach complained concerning the U.S. flag decal after the 200-meter relay occasion had ended. It was measured and located to exceed laws by lower than an inch. Not solely did Morristown get DQ’d in that occasion, it additionally misplaced the swim meet because of this pettiness. 

The Nationwide Federation of State Excessive Faculty Associations Swimming and Diving Guidelines limits American flags, to 2-3 inches. Isn’t that simply completely ridiculous? The daddy of the swimmer, Rob Miller, vented in a Tweet, saying: 

Blood is boiling. My son was a part of a 200 Free Relay to win a swim meet on Senior Evening. After the ultimate occasion, the opposing coach requested to measure the scale of the American Flag on his @SpeedoUSA swim cap. It was 0.2” too massive in response to requirements. DQ’d. They misplaced. 

The swimmer’s dad additionally stated the opposing coach put the burden of the ‘loss’ on a sophomore, letting down all of the seniors competing of their closing highschool twin meet.  

Nobody on the Morristown pointed a finger of blame at younger Miller. As an alternative, the rallied round him and posted an Instagram message of assist, saying “everybody is aware of motown boys had been the true winners.” 

Mr. Miller stated his boy is the larger particular person on this controversy.:  

Thanks very a lot for the assist on my son’s swimming DQ. Powerful rule with a harsh penalty, however we’ll study from this. My son needs no ailing will on the opposing workforce and simply desires everybody to get again to swimming. Hopefully the spirit of this rule will be modified sooner or later. 

It looks like some petty bureaucrats with an excessive amount of time on their palms have prompted pointless grief within the lives of younger folks making an attempt to study good character in workforce sports activities. Adults shouldn’t be spoiling it for youths. 



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