—Firefighter relieved of duties.
EARLE, ARKANSAS — A firefighter is off the job for saying on social media that professional athletes should be shot in the head if they kneel or stay in the locker room during the national anthem.
The fire fighter, Jonathan Marotti, issued a written apology Tuesday afternoon, saying he was wrong and childish and was sorry for the embarrassment he caused.
The fire department said in a Facebook post Monday evening that a firefighter had been relieved of duty indefinitely.
John Buford, assistant chief of the department, said in the post that the department “in no way agrees with the statements that were made and that type of behavior will not be tolerated by any employee of the Earle Fire Department.”
A call to the fire department confirmed that the post was legitimate.
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