Alabama prep football announcer resigns after national anthem remarks

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(AL.com) The football announcer for McKenzie High School in Butler County has resigned after he allegedly made a remark during a game Friday night about those who decide to sit during the national anthem, the Greenville Advocate reported.

According to a Facebook post made by a member of the opposing team, announcer Allen Joyner allegedly said, "If you don't want to stand for the national anthem, you can line up over there by the fence and let our military personnel take a few shots at you since they're taking shots for you."

In an email to Butler County Schools Superintendent Amy Bryan, Joyner said he was misquoted. As a pastor of Sweet Home Baptist Church, Joyner said he would never promote violence.

"I never said anybody should be shot," Joyner wrote. "My words were, 'If you don't want to stand for the national anthem, please go sit at the baseball field and let some of our folks take a shot at reminding you of the price the military paid for your freedom to sit.' I never advocated violence of any kind."

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