Texans remain in locker space, Chiefs gamer kneels and holds fist in the air during national anthem (PICTURES, VIDEO)
In a relocation to bring light to social justice issues going on in the nation, Houston Texans players remained in the locker room throughout the playing of the nationwide anthem and “Raise Every Voice and Sing,” while Kansas City Chiefs gamers blended their ways to expose social injustices.
The anthem was carried out by R&B duo Chloe X Halle from an empty stadium and streamed on the video screens. As soon as it was over, the Texans and their training personnel ran out of the tunnel in the corner of Arrowhead Stadium.
The video game, being played in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, had a restricted capacity due to the coronavirus. The people inside viewed as Chiefs linebacker Alex Okafor knelt on the ground while holding a fist in the air as the anthem was being played.
After the anthem, the 2 groups lined up in the middle of the field and locked arms. The 2 teams also had a “minute of unity” to highlight the ongoing defend equality going on in the country.
The Chiefs won the toss and accepted the second half.
( The Associated Press added to this report.).