Protests over the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith are still going strong, with students at an area high school walking out of class Thursday to protest.

One protest that’s been gaining a lot of attention of social media actually happened Sunday, at a game featuring the Cahokia Quarterback Club football team, made up of players ages 8 and under. The entire team took a knee during the national anthem, according to KTVI in St. Louis.

According to the team’s coach, he thought it was a good “teaching moment”:

“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.

Coach Gooden said his player responded, “Because black people are getting killed and nobody’s going to jail.”

“One of the kids asked, ‘Can we do that?’ I said, ‘As long as we know why we’re doing it, I don’t have a problem with any of it.'”

A lot of people who’ve seen the report online have a problem with it, considering the ages of the children involved. Did they know why they were doing it?

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