(8-23-20) A promotional photo of the Marysville High School football team is leading to controversy after team members held the “thin blue line” flag representing law enforcement in the picture. In addition to the “thin blue line” flag, team members are holding flags representing other first responders, along with the American and Ohio flags. The picture was taken by Robin’s View Studios and was paid for by a booster group, the Monarch Quarterback Club.

According to WSYX/WTTE TV many on social media complained about the photo, concerned it was a political statement against the Black Lives Matter movement.

But there has also been very positive support from around the country of the picture, the photographer and the football team.

On Robin’s View Studios Facebook page

What great photos! Thank you for showing American pride and support! Good luck and have a very successful year.

Shame on anyone making this a negative news story. Patriotism and support for our community should always be recognized positively! This is a great photo !! Best of luck this season !!!

Cheering you on from Texas! Beautiful Proud Respectful Patriots right there!!

That’s exactly what we as a country need right now ! Young people who show love for their state, their country, the first responders who risk their lives for each and every one of us every day …

From PA. Great pictures. So sorry this became a political controversy. But then what hasn’t? Best of luck to the football team. Hope they have a great year and prosperous futures. Thanks to the photographer. One good point if it hadn’t gone viral I wouldn’t have seen this great picture

On the Monarch Quarterback Club Facebook Page, people from across the country offered to buy a fund raising restaurant card to support the team –

Hey, I live in Los Angeles, so my need for a card is nil, but I want to say thank you for the positive photo op on the train. Free speech goes both ways, so keep up the American pride. Go first responders!

We LOVE this TEAM!!! go Monarchs! GO America! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Thanks for choosing love over hate!

I’m from Massachusetts. I Will buy a card too. Thanks for honoring our first responders. Beat of luck this season.