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“One of the kids asked me if I saw (people) protesting and rioting in St. Louis. I said yes; I said, ‘Do you know why they are doing it?'” said Coach Orlando Gooden.
Coach Gooden said his player responded, "Because black people are getting killed and nobody's going to jail.”
When the anthem started, the Cahokia third graders immediately took a knee where they were standing. Their backs were away from the flag—but not on purpose—according to Gooden.
originally posted by: seasonal
black people are getting killed and nobody's going to jail, according to one of the players.
originally posted by: stosh64
a reply to: seasonal
A F#ing 8 year old?
Yeah, the parents had nothing to do with this did they?
You have to love Hipster parenting.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
Sorry you guys don't understand that eight-year olds can have opinions on things.
Sad that you defend the rights of Nazis and White Supremacists to free speech acts, but kids kneeling during the National Anthem portends the downfall of America.
Some of you need to remember what America stands for and grow the f-word up.
originally posted by: the owlbear
This makes me feel better about living in a country where it's permissible to not have to worship a symbol that doesn't represent everyone. There are many Nations within the borders of the Republic of the United States of America.