Anti-American sentiment has been spreading rapidly across the country for some time now. There was once a time when the country stood united together and we faced our common enemies together, but the times have changed. Democrats have become completely un-American and are doing everything in their power to split our nation in two. Celebrities and athletes are no better with their constant lectures and political stands. They try to scold us and tell the American people how to live. It’s getting out of hand.
The NFL took it to a whole new level this year with their national anthem protests. Donald Trump stated a couple weeks back that any player who kneels for the anthem should be fired immediately for their disrespect. After he spoke out, multiple teams decided to take the protests to a whole new level with some deciding to not even leave the locker room for the anthem while others locked arms and raised their fists in defiance. Athletes are supposed to be role models for people since even children idolize many professional athletes. Whatever the athlete does, the kids want to do. Multiple high school teams followed the lead of the athletes and have made stands of their own. There have even been little league teams that kneeled just like the pros. It’s getting out of hand.
A youth football team in Illinois took a page out of Colin Kaepernick’s playbook and staged their own social injustice protest before one of their games — with coaches and players taking a knee during the national anthem.
Members of the 8 and under Junior Commanches squad from Cahokia were getting ready to take the field Sunday in Belleville, a suburb of St. Louis, when the “Star-Spangled Banner” came on and they started kneeling, KTVI reports.
Coach Orlando Gooden told the local FOX affiliate that his team made a unanimous decision about the demonstration — which was in direct response to the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who was on trial for fatally shooting Anthony Lamar Smith, a black man.
However, not everyone is idolizing NFL players, and one high school team in Flint Township is standing up and showing the country that professional players are doing it all wrong.
The Conservative Fighters reported:
When Colin Kaepernick decided to protest the national anthem by sitting down, he stood out form the rest of the crowd, but in a negative way, as many people saw his behavior as a disgrace to the anthem and the American flag.
In Flint Township one freshman football team stood against this kind of disrespect, and the attention they got was well deserved.
Lapeer Lightning football team was informed by the host team spokesman that the national anthem will not be playing this time, so they decided to stand against it and started to sing the anthem without music.
Eddie L. Kindle, Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools Superintendent, said, “Like most schools in the state of Michigan, we choose to play the national anthem prior to the highest level of competition.”
Kindle tried to explain that this kind of common decision in many communities was not a sign of protests because they will never refuse to play the national anthem and disrespect America.
When they learned that the anthem is not going to be played they decided to stand still and sing it.
Bryan Sahr, the lead coach Lapeer said his team thought there was some kind of problem with the sound system.
“We had all lined up on the sideline like we usually do for the national anthem,” Sahr stated.
He added, “I’ve been with most of these players for three years now.”
“They’re just an awesome group of kids. It makes me incredibly emotional and I don’t usually get emotional.”
These young people understand what it means to be American and will not be swayed by the anti-American sentiment sweeping the country. These young men are standing up for what is right, and the NFL could learn a thing or two from them. It’s time to stop with the divisive politics and stand together because there are bigger problems in the world than protesting the national anthem. What do you think about these young players and what they did?