Gov. McCrory weighs in on ECU marching band controversy


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Gov. Pat McCrory weighed in Thursday on the controversy surrounding members of the ECU marching band who knelt during the national anthem at Saturday’s game.

He said kneeling as a spectator is one thing, but kneeling while on the job is a different situation.

“There are guidelines in our society, and when you put on the uniform of the band you have to follow the rules and guidelines of that uniform,” McCrory said. “What if we had every member of every band start going, ‘I have a political opinion,’ and they just walk away from the performance and hold up a sign?”

It is yet to be determined if any band members will kneel during next Thursday’s home game against Navy.


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