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2 Elementary Students Kneel While Singing Anthem at MLB Game

2 Elementary Students Kneel While Singing Anthem at MLB Game

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By    |   Monday, 02 April 2018 12:11 PM

Two elementary students took a knee while singing the national anthem at an MLB game on Sunday, USA today noted.

The two students were on Safeco Field with the rest of their school's choir on Sunday, performing the anthem before a game between the Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians, when they decided to kneel.

Video footage and photos of the students soon began floating around on social media and even drew the attention of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who retweeted a photo shared by reporter Ryan S. Clark, Yahoo reported.

Kaepernick sparked a movement when he first decided to protest racial injustice and police brutality by taking a knee during the U.S. national anthem in 2016, BBC reported.

Dozens of other players followed suit, opting to kneel in protest of social injustices, and soon the movement began to filter into various other sports.

The act also ignited counterprotests and ultimately divided a nation as critics argued that it was a sign of disrespect toward American values and the military.

While it is less common for children to repeat Kaepernick's protests by taking a knee during the national anthem, it is not unheard of.

In September last year, an entire team of 8-year-old footballers took a knee during the national anthem ahead of their game at Little Devil's Field in Belleville, Illinois, Fox News reported.

Around the same time last year, a Florida mother was livid when she received a letter from her 6-year-old son's school, which singled him out for kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance, Today said.

"He didn't encourage other children to do it. He exercised his constitutional right to protest, which is what a 'good citizen' does," she said at the time.

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