Craig Fiegener

OC Principal Comes Under Fire After Allegedly Calling Colin Kaepernick 'Anti-American Thug' in FB Post

September 06, 2018 - 9:23 am

(KNX 1070) - An elementary school principal in Seal Beach made it clear— on her personal Facebook page— that she’s no fan of Nike’s endorsement deal with Colin Kaepernick.  

The principal of McGaugh Elementary School is Roni Burns-Ellis.  She is at the center of a controversy over the new Nike ad featuring Kaepernick where she allegedly called him an ‘anti-American thug’ in a personal Facebook post.

She posted a photo on her personal Facebook page of her Nike t-shirt cut into pieces along with a critical comment. It's similar to what others have done to oppose the ad. While some parents applaud her position, other people signed an online petition that says they were "disheartened." 

This morning, the language she used, is being called into question by parents.

The Facebook post has since been taken down.

KNX reporter Craig Fiegener:

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