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.
The NFL highlighted social justice themes throughout the NBC pregame show. A show which featured several social justice themed songs by Alicia Keyes.
— Andy Scholes (@AndyScholesCNN) September 10, 2020
The NFL also unveiled its social justice messaging in the end zones. On the white line at the back of the end zones, were written: ‘End Racism” and “It Takes All Of Us.”