Here's what happened during the anthems at the NFL season opener

的 2020 NFL赛季周四晚上开始,堪萨斯城酋长队在箭头体育场(Arrowhead Stadium)效力于休斯顿德州人队.

观众中有一些粉丝, 比赛纪念两个国歌 — 这俩 “Star-Spangled Banner” 和 “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” commonly known as the Black national anthem.
Here’s everything that happened before the game kicked off.

Texans did not take field for either anthem

    The Houston Texans elected to not take the field for either the National Anthem or the Black national anthem.
    Lift Every Voice and Singplayed first, and the Texans left the field and returned when the anthem was over. The Chiefs, 与此同时, stood arm-and-arm on the field during the song.
    Minutes later, when the National Anthem began, the Texans did the same thingleaving the field and returning once the song finished.

    Chloe x Halle performed

    [R&B duo Chloe x Halle performed the National Anthem ahead of the season opener. The two wore shirts with the faces of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, raising their right fists for the final moment.

    Teams held Moment of Unity

      After both of the anthems, players and coaching staff from the Texans and the Chiefs joined arms in the center of the field for what they called aMoment of Unity.
      Please join us in a moment of silence dedicated to the ongoing fight for equality in our country,” the announcer at the stadium stated ahead of the moment.

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