The awful legacy of failed San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to infect what used to be a gloriously apolitical sport, transforming it into just another hideous left-wing tool to inspire the weak-minded masses.

At first, when Kaepernick took a knee and disrespected the flag, it was just his personal choice, an attempt at “hashtag activism” and a deep desire to look trendy, but it soon spread across the NFL. Fans rejected it, opting to shut off their TVs in record numbers.

Now, however, this junk has spread beyond the bounds of professional sports, and entered youth sports, proving that athletes are role models whether they like it or not.

A whole team of 8-year-old football players from Illinois decided to take a knee during the National Anthem, having learned to disrespect their country well from the dopy professionals they watch on television.

via Fox2Now:

Every player on the Cahokia Quarterback Club football team (8 and under) took a knee during the national anthem ahead of Sunday’s game at Little Devil’s Field in Belleville.
“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.”

Gooden, who played football at Mizzou, said the kids knew about the Jason Stockley decision.

“I felt like it was a good teaching moment for me to circle the team and have a meeting,” he said.

The coach said he spoke to them about that and other situations that have happened in our country. He then explained why former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the anthem.

“One of the kids asked, ‘Can we do that?’ I said, ‘As long as we know why we’re doing it, I don’t have a problem with any of it.’”

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.

So here you have an adult filling children’s minds with half the truth, twisting them to bow to the leftist agenda and message that is keeping us divided and encouraging them to disrespect the country that allows them to live free and thrive if they so choose.

Congrats, Coach. You might be the worst coach I’ve ever seen, and given I’m the parent of several children who play sports, that’s really saying something.

Kids should be taught the full story of what’s going on in our nation, how both sides are behaving, allowing them to see where some people get it right and where they get it wrong.

Life is hardly black and white, though not for the left’s wont of trying. There’s a lot that’s going on right now, and a matter as complicated as race relations can’t be boiled down to the simple statements used by the coach.

Let’s hope he wises up a bit and tells them the whole truth before encouraging them to “protest” something they don’t understand.

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