Elementary Students Kneel While Singing Anthem At MLB Game

Elementary students kneeled in protest while singing at the Major League Baseball game.

Seattle, WA – Two young female elementary school students took a knee in protest while singing the national anthem at a major league baseball game on Sunday.

Tacoma News Tribune sportswriter Ryan Clark posted a photo of the two elementary school students taking a knee on Twitter. The game Sunday was between the Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians.

A choir from Seattle’s Mount View Elementary School performed “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

A spokesman for Seattle’s Highline Public Schools told Huffington Post that the anti-police protest was an “individual act by the students.”

“Obviously, the school district respects the First Amendment rights of our students,” Spokeswoman Catherine Carbone Rogers told Huffington Post.

Major League Baseball has been spared most of the protests that have damaged the popularity of the National Football League.

Last year, Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell was the only baseball player to take a knee. Maxwell kneeled for the national anthem in September.

Maxwell was arrested in October and was indicted on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct in Scottsdale, according to KNTV-TV.

Maxwell is considering a plea deal to avoid trial. He is accused of pointing a gun at a female food delivery driver who was bringing food to his residence on Oct. 28.

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the protests in the pre-season of 2016.

Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after the 2016 season and sat out the 2017 NFL season when no teams signed him.

Kaepernick’s teammate Eric Reid was a vocal supporter of the anthem protests. Reid didn't sign with the 49ers and also became a free agent.

Reid told ESPN that he doesn’t plan to protest the anthem any further. He also posted on Twitter that he thinks he was still unsigned by any team because of his protests, according to Sports Illustrated.

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Remember, everyone. Thoughts and prayers.

bronx163
bronx163

Its a disgrace.
Show respect to all those grunts airmen marines sailors coast guardsmen
Who all went down range so others would not.
Kneeling bs has to stop.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Bechey03
My full of shit ass hole what?

nomorecommonsense
nomorecommonsense

You are the epitomy of a troll. You insult people who provide better arguements than you, and even if they haven't said anything wrong to you, you resort to name calling like a ten year old. After all you have said, I would definitely agree that you are an ass, and you're showing it every time you post your nonsense. It's still amusing to me to respond to you though just to show how wrong you really are.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@nomorecommonsense
Nah, not everyone. There are people i both disagree with and get along with on here. I just don't like you, as far as not liking someone in a comments section goes.

nomorecommonsense
nomorecommonsense

So surprising. A person who has been proven wrong multiple times doesn't like the person calling them out. I noticed that you haven't replied to the four other comments where I did that. Also, I never said everyone, just half. Yet again you defeat your own argument with your own words. No one even needs to say anything for you to trip on your own feet, or fingers, as it were.

b1rd
b1rd

As far as I can see only two or three people like you or get along with you on this site. The rest end up making a fool of you. Which is very easy. You tried that line before and no one replied that they either liked you or got along with you.
You must have written the following comment.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Thank you for admitting what everyone else is thinking. You must have lots of friends.

angryAmerican
angryAmerican

WOW, I exercise MY free speech and this is how YOU react? Just like I thought! You're a libtard douche bag! BTW, change that name to LOWESTcomnDenomn. More fitting!

nomorecommonsense
nomorecommonsense

I think it's hilarious that it has been four or five days since you last responded to my comments. I prove you wrong a few times and you go silent. That is my point. People want to say whatever they think online but cannot support their own arguements when challenged.

nomorecommonsense
nomorecommonsense

As I said, there isn't a reason to stoop to their level. Just share your arguements like you're allowed but don't enocourage them by acting like they are.