(Presidentialwire.com)- According to reports, Kari Lake, a former Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, stayed seated during Super Bowl 57 while the so-called African National Anthem was played.
On social media, photos of Lake allegedly shot during the song’s performance at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, showed her sitting outside a luxury box.
Sheryl Lee Ralph, an actress and singer, sang Raise Every Voice and Sing, wish is sometimes referred to as the black national anthem. Afterward, the American National Anthem and America the Beautiful were sung as part of the game’s opening festivities.
Reports show that Kari Lake stood throughout the renditions of America the Beautiful and the American National Anthem by singer Babyface and country musician Chris Stapleton, respectively. Lake tweeted that she was only there for the National Anthem.
The Kansas City Chiefs narrowly defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35.
Following the death of George Floyd, the NFL started promoting Lift Every Voice and Sing. The NFL was involved in controversy due to the players kneeling during The National Anthem as a protest.
In a video released in 2020, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the BLM movement by declaring that the National Football League thought black lives matter, and he supported the protest. Goodell claimed he wished to contribute to the much-needed change in the nation.
Goodell stated that the National Football League wouldn’t exist without Black players. He also supported the riots which took place around the nation, calling them symbolic of the long history of discrimination and oppression of black athletes and staff. Goodell said he was open to getting in touch with the players who have spoken out and others to discuss how they could become a stronger, more cohesive organization.
Reports show that during the 2020 NBA season, the league elected to promote a substantial quantity of social justice propaganda but halted the practice after viewership plunged.