Yesterday we ran a story about five football players at a high school in Iowa that had been kicked off their team after a picture surfaced on social media of the boys wearing white hoods while standing next to a burning cross. A confederate flag also featured prominently in the photo and one of the boys was holding a rifle.

In the video below, Creston High coach Brian Morrison and quarterback Zach Boyden-Holmes tell The Des Moines Register their thoughts on the racist photo and finding a way forward: 

 

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Andy Berg is Executive Editor of Athletic Business.