The NFL officially kicked off what promises to be a turbulent season on Thursday with the Kansas City Chiefs easily defeating an overmatched Houston Texans team.
In a surprise move, the Super Bowl champion Chiefs stunned many by standing during the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” while the Texans chose to remain in their locker room.
The league and its commissioner Roger Goodell made a big deal out of virtue signaling with an alternate national anthem, “Lift ev’ry voice and sing” which is popularly known as the “Black national anthem” setting up the divisive scene of players standing for one and kneeling during the other.
It could be that Goodell’s decision to appease those who will never be satisfied has already backfired with one team, the Miami Dolphins announcing their refusal to take the field during the playing of the two anthems.
Just before the kickoff