Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem is not only affecting other high profile athletes but it is now unfortunately rubbing off on young youth athletes. A young football team of 11-12 year olds kneeled prior to their game in unity. Similar to what Kaepernick has been doing.
According to Shaun King the young men were members of the Beaumont Bulls team located in Texas. They had apparently asked their coaches if they could have permission to protest the Star Spangled Banner by kneeling during the anthem. Just like Colin Kaepernick. The coaches agreed and joined them no less.
Video of Woodrow Wilson players and coaches taking a knee for national anthem before Saturday's game vs. Highland pic.twitter.com/JBhtaslq0i
— Philip Anastasia (@PhilAnastasia) September 10, 2016
Read here on social media,
Now, high schools and middle schools all over are seeing students do the same. It’s like a disease that is infecting our young adults everywhere.
— Holden Kurwicki (@WHAS11Holden) September 9, 2016
Maury players take a stand by taking a knee during national anthem https://t.co/nPBnn8wpQg
— slipperybananapeel (@YoUng_GFX) September 10, 2016
— Etan Thomas (@etanthomas36) September 10, 2016
A progressively liberal political website has glorified these kids behavior when they said the following,
“It appears that Kaepernick has started a movement with his silent protest during the national anthem during a pre-season game on August 26. Kaepernick said his “taking a knee” was to protest racial oppression and police brutality in the United States.”
If Kaepernick had started a movement that was productive this would be an entirely different discussion and article. He chose to protest in a way that disrespects veterans. Also, he chose to do so in a way where he does not actually add anything of value to the discussion. People are not discussing the oppression of African American people. People are discussing how unpatriotic, shameful, and disrespectful it is.
He said he wants to bring attention to the oppression of African Americans but has ceased to do so. Nothing is actually being done to mend race relations. Nothing is being done to stop the “oppression of African Americans.” The movement is meaningless and frivolous. It has no substance.