The national anthem at NFL games continues to cause division, including Sunday night's Super Bowl, where the playing of the unofficial black national anthem wasn't enough for a Democrat congressman.
"Very very few stood at Super Bowl for 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' – the Negro National Anthem," Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., wrote on X on Sunday. "Not a pretty picture of Super Bowl crowd."
Photos taken during singer Andra Day's rendition Sunday night show fans of all races seated during the song.
"The so-called Black National Anthem does not belong at the Super Bowl," television personality Megyn Kelly posted on X. "We already have a National Anthem and it includes EVERYONE."
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., wrote that he wasn't going to watch the Super Bowl because of "something called the 'Black National Anthem.'"
"Wife: Today is the Super Bowl! Me: We aren't watching. Wife: Why? Me: They're desecrating America's National Anthem by playing something called the 'Black National Anthem.' Wife: Does that mean Cardi is performing?"
The latter is a reference to Cardi B, a controversial Black rapper.
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