In the now viral video posted last week on Uptown Almanac, adults from Dropbox and elsewhere can be seen insisting that a team of young soccer players leave the field because their team has a permit -- one they had paid for.
“If you want to play pick-up, you play pick-up like the rest of us,” the leader of the youth group says to the holders of the paid permit, referring to the system generally used when more than two teams want the field.
Later in the video, the young man suggests, “You gotta team, we gotta team, let’s play seven on seven.”
The adults declined. If some argue that it was a lost opportunity for tech workers, it was a clear win for the young soccer players. The refusal earned them a place on the political stage, and on Thursday they took it.
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