Giants Stand for 'Black National Anthem,' at Least 20 Kneel During U.S. Anthem

Giants Stand for 'Black National Anthem,' at Least 20 Kneel During U.S. Anthem


In a continuation of the mass social justice protests that have become commonplace at NFL games in 2020, both the Giants and the Steelers made large social justice statements prior to the first of Monday Night Football’s season-opening double-header.

The Steelers stood as a team and held a banner which read, “STEELERS AGAINST RACISM.”

Pittsburgh displayed a “Steelers Against Racism” banner ahead of their matchup with the Giants.

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— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 14, 2020

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For their part, the Giants didn’t have a single player protest during the playing of the “black national anthem.” Yet, the Giants had at least 20 players and staff take a knee during the national anthem.

As ESPN reports:

Earlier this month, when the anthem topic was brought up, Giants co-owner John Mara had said that his ‘preference is that everybody stand. But if you decide that in your

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