Two scholars making a song the nationwide anthem with a grade-school choir took a knee at a Seattle Mariners recreation Sunday.
A tweet by way of sports activities creator Ryan S. Clark of the Tacoma News Tribune displays the youngsters at Safeco Field kneeling along their status classmates from Seattle’s Mount View Elementary School. Colin Kaepernick retweeted the image.
The obvious protest prior to the Mariners performed the Cleveland Indians follows greater than a yr of controversy. Athletes had been kneeling all through the anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality.
A spokeswoman for Seattle’s Highline Public Schools known as it an “individual act by the students.”
“Obviously, the school district respects the First Amendment rights of our students,” Catherine Carbone Rogers advised HuffPost.
Kaepernick started the follow of “taking a knee” all through “The Star-Spangled Banner” as a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. The motion unfold to different gamers and NFL groups ― or even ultimately to contributors of youth teams.
President Donald Trump has again and again objected to the on-field activism.
On Sunday, the sight of younger performers kneeling all through the anthem ― and in entrance of the presentation of flags ― at an MLB recreation predictably divided Twitter customers.
While many had reward, others speculated the youngsters’ oldsters had been at the back of the demonstration.
Some sports activities shops applauded the transfer.
“The two younger women who kneeled all through their efficiency at Sunday’s Mariners recreation are trailblazers, demonstrating that the hunt for racial equality and social justice has toughen from a brand new technology,” Yahoo Sports wrote.
USA Today’s For The Win mentioned: “Kids these days don’t seem to be going to simply accept being spectators for essential discussions in regards to the communities through which they reside. The long term is in excellent arms.”