The so-called “black national anthem” is expected to be performed Sunday during pre-game festivities at the Super Bowl. This year’s game is being played at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Sheryl Lee Ralph, one of the stars of “Abbott Elementary,” will sing, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
Chris Stapleton will be performing everyone else’s anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
This marks the third consecutive year that the Super Bowl has added the song to its pre-game rituals — mostly in obedience to Black Lives Matter activists.
“The @NFL is making a huge mistake, in my humble opinion, by having ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing,’ what has traditionally been referred to as the ‘black national anthem,’ sung at the #SuperBowl,” said Darrell Harrison, director of digital platforms at “Grace to You.”
Mr. Harrison also happens to be black.
“What more divisive message could be sent than to suggest we’re a nation of two anthems,” he wrote on Twitter.
Of course there are many woke football fans who say the only way to right the wrongs of slavery is for Americans to pledge their allegiance to the BLM agenda.
“If you have a problem with the Black National Anthem then you are one of the reasons it’s being sung. I thought you guys already banned the Super Bowl over kneeling players years ago. This shouldn’t be a problem then, should it? If this video pisses you off, then good!” one fan wrote.
For the record, there is only on national anthem. It’s called “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Just out of curiosity, though, why hasn’t the NFL offered to play the Asian or Hispanic national anthems?
Should the NFL broadcast the “Black National Anthem” during the #SuperBowl ?— KWAM NewsTalk Memphis (@Mighty990KWAM) February 12, 2023