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NFL Fans Boo Boys and Girls Choir for singing 'Black National Anthem' at Lions vs Chiefs Game

Wokeball? The National Football League season kicked off Thursday -- to the sound of boos. Some fans weren't happy when a local choir performed a song considered by some to be the "black national anthem" before the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Detroit Lions in the league's season opener at Arrowhead Stadium. #NFL #BlackNationalAnthem #NAACP #KansasCityChiefs #LiftEveryVoiceandSing #DetroitLions

The choir's performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" took place before "The Star-Spangled Banner" was sung. The Kansas City Boys and Girls Choir performed the rendition of the song, according to KCTV-TV. Boos were audible after the performance.

It's unclear if the fans booing the performance were doing so because they saw it as a replacement to "The Star-Spangled Banner" or if they objected to the race-centric use of the song. Christian artist Natalie Grant sang the national anthem afterward.




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