NFL Opening Night Marred by Protests as One Team Boycotts Anthem

NFL Opening Night Marred by Protests as One Team Boycotts Anthem


And they’re off!

The 2020-2021 NFL season has officially begun, and scores of football fans couldn’t be more excited.

Well … maybe some fans could be more excited.

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The inaugural game of the new NFL season has begun with the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans, but somehow, even before a single second of actual on-field play occurred, there already appeared to be controversy afoot.

First, the Chiefs revealed social justice messages — “End Racism” and “It Takes All of Us” — that were prominently featured in their stadium’s end zones:

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A look at Kansas City’s end zones for Week 1 pic.twitter.com/Tn9AAu1Aui

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 10, 2020

Perhaps more controversially, the Chiefs and Texans each partook in their own respective form of protest during the playing of the national anthem.

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