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The NFL kicked off its 2020-21 season on Thursday, as the Houston Texans took on the Super Bowl champion Chiefs in Kansas City. As you might expect, the highly-paid athletes decided to take a stand against “social injustice.”
Some players locked arms in unison, while at least one Chiefs player took a knee and raised the black pride fist during the national anthem.
There’s a high likelihood we’ll see more of these antics when the other 30 teams play on Sunday and Monday.
The Houston Texans could not decide, as a team, how to handle the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner and the “Black National Anthem.” Therefore, they decided as a team to remain in the locker room. The Chiefs, however, elected to stay and stood arm-in-arm during the playing of both songs.
— Andy Scholes (@AndyScholesCNN) September 10, 2020
— NFL (@NFL) September 11, 2020
Were fans booing?
Chief fans started booing… pic.twitter.com/nuZpqAxTZt
— KÏŁŁÄ ČÄM (@FTBeard1) September 11, 2020
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Author: John Salvatore, MPA
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