HERO: Kari Lake REFUSES to stand for ‘Black National Anthem’ at Super Bowl

Former Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake remained seated while the “Black National Anthem” was performed during Super Bowl LVII on Sunday.

The 19th-century hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing” dubbed the “black national anthem,” was performed by actress and singer Sheryl Lee Ralph before the American National Anthem and “America the Beautiful” as part of the opening ceremonies of the game.

A picture of Lake seated outside a luxury box at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, reportedly taken during the performance of the song, circulated on social media Sunday evening.

Lake did stand for the American National Anthem, performed by country artist Chris Stapleton, and “America the Beautiful” performed by R&B artist Babyface. Lake wrote on Twitter, “I’m just here for THE National Anthem.”

The NFL began performing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” during the 2020 football season following the death of George Floyd.

While some believe that the label “black national anthem” is racist, others argue that the message of the lyrics and the history of the song is not divisive.

The Kansas City Chiefs went on to beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday night’s contest 38-35.

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