UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY

December 5th, 2019 | by CollegeAD
UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY
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The Army football program removed a slogan from merchandise and a team flag earlier this year after administrators were told the phrase originated with white supremacist gangs. For the past several years, the Black Knights have taken the field for each of their games flying a pair of banners: the American flag and a black skull-and-crossbones flag with four letters inscribed on what would be the upper lip of the skull — GFBD — which stands for “God Forgives, Brothers Don’t.” West Point officials and members of the athletic department say they were unaware that the phrase links back to motorcycle gangs and Aryan Brotherhood sects until that connection was brought to their attention in September this year. After a two-month investigation, military officials said they determined the motto was used without knowing its origin and therefore its use by the team was “benign” and had nothing to do “with the views or beliefs of white supremacist groups or any other disreputable organizations with which they might also be associated,” according to an executive summary of the investigation’s final report. – Dan Murphy, ESPN, Read More

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