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Swimmer from HS, 16 years old, disqualified due to race reportedly over US flag swimming cap deemed too large. This was done in honor of granddad who died in the 9/11 terror attacks


A New Jersey high school swimmer was disqualified after a race reportedly because the American flag on his swim cap was too large. What’s more, the flag was meant to honor the swimmer’s grandfather who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York City,
Red State reported.

What are the details?

The swimmer in question is sophomore Nate Miller of Morristown High School,
TAPintoParsippany reported, adding that his father, Rob Miller, said his son was disqualified after the 400-meter free relay against Parsippany Hills High School on Senior Night. The meet took place Thursday at Morristown, and TAPinto said Morristown lost the meet 89-79 after the disqualification.

Rob Miller tweeted that the Parsippany Hills coach approached a meet official after the race was over, according to TAPinto: “The issue is the coach waited until after the swim to get the DQ, deciding to put the burden of a ‘loss’ on a 16 year old, letting down all the seniors that won their last dual meet of their HS careers.” The aforementioned tweet was apparently deleted.

The National Federation of State High School Associations Swimming and Diving indicates that “one American flag, not to exceed 2 inches by 3 inches, may be worn or…

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