• Coach and Entire Team of 8 Year Olds Take a Knee for the Anthem – VIDEO

    Disrespecting our National Anthem started with Colin Kaepernick and it’s spread to an entire team of eight-year-olds and their coaches.

    Belleville, Illinois which is near St. Louis is where the little kneelers took a stand for racism. Who’s to blame for this disrespect?

    The parents, the coaches, the school administration, maybe Colin Kaepernick? What’s to be done about it is an even bigger question.

    The school athletic director is “Hoping” kids will honor our flag, but that’s about it.
    “I think we all hope they’ll stand for the national anthem, but we have to support the students and their right to free speech,” said Mark Larsen, athletic director at Belleville East.
    As reported in the Bellville News Democrat:

    “Not speaking as a commissioner, but as a government and social studies teacher, I don’t see how you can even go about creating a policy,” he said. “It’s not against the law.”

    Athletic directors Lee Meyer, of Belleville West, and Leonard Manley, of East St. Louis, echoed Schmidt and Larsen. They say the decision to stand for the national anthem is individual and has to be protected as a constitutional right.

    According to Blue Lives Matter:

    Public outrage is building over photos that show Orlando “Doc” Gooden leading his football team in kneeling during the National Anthem at a game on Sunday, September 17 in a support of the St. Louis protesters. The players also had their back to the flag.

    Children learn by watching the adults around them and it is never more evident and repulsive than with this display of disrespect to our flag.

    The coach could have taught these kids about freedom and the price paid to allow them to play a football game for fun, but he chose to show them that it is okay to disrespect our flag.

    It may be legal to do this, but it’s not right.

    S.C. Sherman

    Senior Editor

    Steve Sherman is an author, popular radio commentator, and former Iowa House candidate. His articles have appeared nationally in both print and online for Townhall, Human Events, Clash Daily, Washington Times, Washington Examiner, Red Alert Politics, Forbes, NRATV and others. All of his novels including his most recent tome, Lone Wolf Canyon, a modern day western that infuriates the left and all "Snowflakes," are available here.

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