'Shame on the NFL': Performance of 'Black National Anthem' Sparks Backlash

‘Shame on the NFL’: Performance of ‘Black National Anthem’ Sparks Backlash

As they have done for the past several Super Bowl broadcasts, the NFL opened the Super Bowl with a performance of the son Lift Every Voice and Sing, the so-called “black national anthem.” But not every voice appreciated the left-wing gesture.

The song was performed by R&B singer, Grammy Award winner, and actress Andra Day:

.@AndraDayMusic performs Lift Every Voice and Sing before #SBLVIII! pic.twitter.com/gNRZ9XyibV

— NFL (@NFL) February 11, 2024

The reaction was immediate and many were not enthused.

The so-called Black National Anthem does not belong at the Super Bowl. We already have a National Anthem and it includes EVERYONE.

— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) February 11, 2024

The Black National Anthem is a divisive song meant

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