In a stunning move, a Democratic congressman recently threw some serious shade at Super Bowl fans who refused to stand for the Black National Anthem. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) took a shot at these fans just as the big game was kicking off, calling their refusal to stand “not a pretty picture” for the NFL. Oh boy, talk about stirring the pot!
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Cohen’s comments set off a firestorm of controversy during the game, with one commentator even suggesting that Americans should only stand for the national anthem. Can you believe the nerve? But Cohen held his ground, insisting that he stands for both anthems, and that in Memphis, most people do the same. Way to stand your ground, Congressman Cohen!
Of course, things got pretty heated online, with some users making downright nasty comments to Cohen. But did he back down? Not a chance! Cohen clapped back at the trolls, showing them who’s boss. And let’s not forget the snarky jab about his failed attempt to join the Congressional Black Caucus—classic!
Now, let’s talk about the NFL’s decision to play “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the Black National Anthem. This controversial move started during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and has ruffled a whole lot of feathers. Fans have made it clear where they stand, with some even drowning out the singing of the Black anthem at a previous game. The nerve of these fans, right?
But hold on, it doesn’t stop there. Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) also weighed in, expressing his disdain for the Black National Anthem. According to Gaetz, playing this anthem is a desecration of America’s National Anthem. He’s got a point, doesn’t he?
In the end, the big game featured other performances, including “America the Beautiful” by Post Malone and a halftime show led by Usher. And despite some early setbacks, the Kansas City Chiefs pulled off a stunning comeback to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in overtime. Quite the game, huh?
But back to the main event—Congressman Cohen’s comments have definitely ruffled some feathers and sparked a major debate. No matter where you stand on this issue, one thing’s for sure: the controversy is far from over. Stay tuned for more drama, folks!