CT Capitol Blitzed With Protestors After COVID Cancellation Of HS Football


Over a thousand of high school football players, coaches and parents converged on the Connecticut State Capitol Wednesday evening for a rally to play the game.




The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) decided last week to cancel full contact football in the fall. 

The CT Post reports:

As the news came down Friday morning, Haddam-Killingworth senior Daniel LaRosa was sitting in a personal finance class. Teammate Kevin Cavrell texted him that they needed to start a petition.

'We expected maybe 500, 1,000 signatures if we were lucky,' LaRosa said. 'It blows up: We got 33,000.'

They helped organize Wednesday’s rally, which packed hundreds of players onto the steps of the Capitol, most appearing to be wearing masks. An estimated 1,200 people attended in all.

We'll see if the protestors manage to score with lawmakers. Gov. Ned Lamont has called for a meeting with school officials on the subject for Friday.

MRCTV Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is why MRCTV, a program of the MRC, exists—to broadcast conservative values, culture, politics, expose media bias, and provide entertainment to new and diverse audiences. But we can’t do it alone. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical

Donate today to help MRCTV continue to produce videos and commentary that are seen far and wide. $25 a month goes a long way.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The MRCTV Team



Sign up for MRCTV Daily newsletter to receive the latest videos and commentary.

MRC Merch