National Anthem

NFL to Roll Out More Social Justice Messaging in 2021 Season

NFL will again embrace social justice messaging on fields and helmets this season while “Lift Every Voice and Sing” will be part of all tentpole events.

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2020 NFL Opening Night Averages 20.3 Million Viewers

The NFL’s total audience for its 2020 season opener between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans dropped 10.6% from last year’s kickoff game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.

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ESPN To Show Protesting Players And Singing of Black National Anthem

ESPN is planning live coverage of player protests and singing of the Black national anthem during Week 1 of “Monday Night Football.”

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Roger Goodell Addresses Player Protests in Emmanuel Acho Interview

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell opened up to former NFL-player-turned-media personality Emmanuel Acho on his show “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” sharing a new perspective on the league’s handling of […]

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NFL Plans To Drop Honor Guards, Marching Bands This Season

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the NFL plans to eliminate on-field military/police honor guards and halftime marching bands this season.

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NFL Won’t Allow Sideline Reporters, Cheerleaders, Mascots On-Field

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the NFL will not allow sideline reporters, cheerleaders and team mascots on the field this season. The NFL previously ditched on-field performances of the U.S. National Anthem.

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NFL To Ditch On-Field National Anthem Singers This Season

The NFL plans to ditch live performances of U.S. National Anthem before games this season. The “Star-Spangled Banner” will still be played – but there will be no singers allowed on the field due to COVID-19 concerns.

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NFL’s New Tune

The NFL is planning to have ‘Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing’ performed live or played before every game during Week 1, according to The Undefeated. The song is expected to […]

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NFL Will Likely Allow Players To Protest During National Anthem

On Twitter, U.S. President Donald Trump asked if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is OK with players kneeling during the national anthem this season.  It appears that NFL players will most […]

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Examining NFL Sponsors and Their Handling of the National Anthem Protests

The National Anthem protests have become a focal point of discussion, but most sponsors seem to be indifferent when it comes to the happenings.

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