New Jersey high school football team players take a knee in season opener

PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Friday was the season opener for the football team from Eastside High in Paterson, New Jersey.

As many professional players have done, the young men decided to take a stand on social injustice by taking a knee.

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Members of the Eastside Ghosts knelt as the National Anthem played before their game against the Passaic Indians.

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With the time for practice winding down, Anthony Johnson reports excitement is building for high school action on the grid iron in New Jersey.



Eastside's players decided unanimously to take a knee before every game this season after hearing an inspiring talk from a local social worker about racial equality and the fight for justice.

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