Doug Goldsmith| Daily Presser| OPINION| The Kansas City Chiefs began their Super Bowl title defense on Thursday night, unfortunately falling to the Detroit Lions 21-20.
However, this game has sparked a debate across America due to the NFL’s decision to play “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before the national anthem. This song is regarded as the “Black National Anthem.”
The NFL has prioritized placating extreme, politicized voices instead of focusing on fostering racial harmony and patriotism.
This trend began in 2020 when BLM and Antifa protests erupted following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer.
In an attempt to escape criticism, The Kansas City Boys and Girls Choir was asked to perform the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” during that season.
A BRIDGE TO FAR: The NFL has replaced the United States National Anthem with a black national anthem.
I might as well Budlite them too. . . pic.twitter.com/JcBSE9jyKR
— Ron Messick (@ron_messick) September 8, 2023
If so, they clearly made an error in judgement. The audience’s displeased reaction was evident as the boos rained down following the children’s performance.
— 🅲🅷🆁🅸🆂-🆃 🅾 🅴-🅿🅷🅴🆁 (@punkrockdub) September 8, 2023
Bullshit….the Black Anthem before the National Anthem…bet they won't show the Anthem….lots of boos from crowd
— MidwestLady_88 A Pissed Off American 🇺🇸🍊🍊 (@MidwestLady88) September 7, 2023
The world just saw and heard white as.s Kansas City boo "Lift Every Voice And Sing"…The BLACK NATIONAL ANTHEM…
Now lets see how many of you disgraces to the black race who worship at the altar of whitey come out of the woodwork talking about "not all white people are bad"
— Harlem (@Harlem_25th) September 8, 2023
Did they just boo the kids that sung the black national anthem? These whites are ruthless 😂😭
— Blaeij (@justBlaeij) September 7, 2023
Natalie Grant 🔥🔥🔥🔥
on the National Anthem for the first NFL game of the season. pic.twitter.com/lLOu2dx85o
— Eric McClanahan (@Ineverglow) September 8, 2023