The Trump-supporting and Trump-backed former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake took a stand against the woke NFL’s playing of the so-called “black national anthem” before the Super Bowl on Sunday night, staying seated when it was sung and saying on Twitter that she was there for “THE National Anthem.”
The song sung for the “black national anthem” was a hymn from the 1800s called “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” It was performed by actress and singer Sheryl Lee Ralph and, to the outrage of many, was performed before both the American National Anthem and “America the Beautiful”.
Kari Lake, when it was being performed, stayed seated. A picture of that posted by Turning Point USA’s Benny Johnson took off:
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 12, 2023
Lake did stand for both the American National Anthem, which was performed to much applause by country artist Chris Stapleton, and “America the Beautiful” performed by “Babyface.” Lake commented on Benny’s post with an explanation of why she didn’t stand for the “black national anthem,” saying “I’m just here for THE National Anthem.”
I’m just here for THE National Anthem🇺🇸
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) February 13, 2023
Predictably, Lake’s sitting sparked a fight on Twitter. Some sided with her while others freaked out over her not standing up. Here is a selection of those comments:
“What the hell is: two national anthems? USA is one nation and has one anthem.”
“People that careless about America will never understand the importance of the true national anthem. There is only one anthem in the USA.”
“For the record, it’s “ONE NATION UNDER GOD”. No reason whatsoever to sow the seeds of division with two National Anthems during the #SuperBowlLVII”
“There is only one national anthem. Good for her. I’d do the same. Any patriot would”
“I thought you guys were boycotting the NFL?”
The decision of the NFL to include the “black national anthem” before the game was a divisive one, as we reported on The American Tribune, saying:
While fans universally praised country music artist Chris Stapleton over his beautiful, tear-jerking rendition of America’s national anthem, plenty of people remain sharply divided over the inclusion of the so-called black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” for the first time in the Super Bowl’s long history.
To be sure, the performer sang admirably, and the critique lands squarely on both the NFL for forcing this racist, divisive song in the heart of a sports contest as well as the woke ruling class that seems immorally focused on skin color.
“The performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at Sunday’s Super Bowl marks the first time the Black National Anthem has been performed on-field at the NFL’s championship game,” Yahoo! News reported. “Actress and singer Sheryl Lee Ralph belted out the song prior to kickoff on Sunday.”
The internet immediately went berserk, calling out the NFL for capitulating to the woke mob as well as featuring a song meant not to unite, but further divide. It’s also blatantly redundant, as this country already has a national anthem – one that is meant for everyone.
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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