Normally, a college football game between two teams that are 2-7 wouldn’t get our attention, but it was the gesture from the Army football team before their matchup with Tulane today that did it.
It’s not uncommon for the team to come running onto the field carrying the colors of the American flag before games, but it was a different red, white, and blue flag that is making headlines today. The tremendous support that the world has shown France following the tragic events that occurred in Paris yesterday made its way to West Point today as the Black Knights ran onto the field carrying the French flag, along with the American flag, to show the solidarity with our allies across the pond.
Army takes the field with American & French flag pic.twitter.com/N94dZOK7TW
— Gus Kattengell (@Gkatt_17) November 14, 2015
In case you’re wondering, Army lost the game, 34-31, but on a day like today, does it really matter?