Verify: Are kids playing soccer without a ball?

Is it true that children in Washington state are playing soccer without a ball?

QUESTION:

Are kids in the state of Washington playing soccer without a ball? 

ANSWER:

We can verify this is false. 

RESOURCES:

CBC Radio About page

PROCESS:

A video of kids playing soccer without a ball first appeared on a CBC Radio website, which is a Canadian broadcasting. 

At first glance, it looks authentic. It's even a Verified Facebook page. 

It took some digging, but WUSA9's Adam Longo found out the website where the video first appeared is an award-winning satire website.

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