It’s Wednesday, so Fox & Friends had to find a news story to fill the remaining blocks amidst their discussion of politics and the usual blather. Fortunately for them, they found something that would give them a chance to vent about people who do not show sufficient loyalty to the country.
Who are these unpatriotic traitors to America, you ask? It’s…a bunch of 8-year-olds on a children’s football team.
The Cahokia Quarterback Club attracted local attention this past Sunday when the Illinois youths took a knee during the national anthem before a football game. One of the team’s coaches told the media that the kids have been talking about the recent riots in St. Louis and are concerned about the unrest around the country.
“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. According to him, one of his players responded “Because black people are getting killed, and no one is going to jail.”
Gooden said that as he talked to his team about the Jason Stockley decision, it eventually led to a discussion about Colin Kaepernick‘s protests against police brutality and racial injustice. When one of the players asked if the team could also take a knee during the anthem, Gooden allowed it “As long as [they] know why we’re doing it.”
The curvy couch took note of the story, and they were not impressed.
“I’m sure these 8-year-olds they hear the story and they’re like ‘can we do that too? That sounds cool,'” said Ainsley Earhardt. “They don’t know the background of the National Anthem at that point, but for the parents to be on board, wow.”
“Yeah, you’re never too young to disrespect the country,” said Brian Kilmeade.
The clip was a recurring topic on today’s show, and it drew predictable outrage from various guests.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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