I could not believe my eyes when I saw a video going viral that shows an entire team of 8-year-olds who were encouraged to take a knee during the national anthem. What the heck!?
The only time a knee should be taken in a sport is if someone is hurt on the field. NOT when the national anthem is playing! When that anthem starts booming through the speakers, you sure as heck better be standing with your hats off and right hand over your heart.
The 8-year-old kids from the Cahokia Quarterback Club football team took a knee as the anthem played before their Sunday, September 17 game, according to Fox Insider.
Coach Orlando Gooden said, “One of the kids asked me if I saw [people] protesting and rioting in St. Louis,” he continued, “I said yes. I said, ‘Do you know why they are doing it?’”
One of the players allegedly answered, “Because black people are getting killed and nobody’s going to jail.”
I find this hella ironic considering that they don’t say a single word about any of the black on black crime OR the black abortions happening daily. They only time they care is if a black person is killed by a cop.
At that point, the coach claimed it was a “good teaching moment” and agreed to let the kids protest the anthem at the game:
The coach added, “What I teach my kids is love, integrity, honesty, fairness, respect and boundaries.”
Also a laughable statement. Where is the love or respect for the thousands and thousands of officers who have been slain, fighting for their right to be able to so arrogantly kneel? They realize that every color of soldier bled so that we could be free, right?