Rep. Steve Cohen is big mad.
Not because Kansas City won the Super Bowl - though, let’s be honest, we’re all a little peeved over that one. Not because CBS kept cutting to T-Swizzle’s mug every time Travis Kelce came within two feet of the football, or because at one point the dude checked his own 65-year-old coach in a hissy fit.
No - Cohen here has his panties in a twist because virtually nobody bothered to stand during Andra Day's rendition of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" - or, as he put it, the “Negro National Anthem.”
“Very very few stood at Super Bowl for “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” The Negro National Anthem,” the Tennessee Democrat congressman tweeted, adding, “Not a pretty picture of Super Bowl crowd.”
This from the ideologically inconsistent side of the aisle, mind you, that has absolutely no qualms about athletes sitting, kneeling, or otherwise snoozing their way through the actual National Anthem. Just don’t do it during a divisive song performed solely to breed “otherness” between the races.
And no one was much impressed.
Hi American Negro here - y’all have my permission to not stand for the fake national anthem. Notice how the divisive rhetoric always generates from non black non white agitators who reap the financial benefits of our disharmony.— Tommy Vext (@TVext) February 12, 2024
Let’s all get back to the buisness of being…
It’s not a national anthem. You’d think someone in government would know that— Dr Strangetweet Or How I Learned To Love The RT (@lone_rides) February 12, 2024
Why would we stand?— NotYourJewishMom (@CaffMomREDACTED) February 11, 2024
It is a song meant to divide white people and Black people. It’s sad because we all used to come together for sports. We were all Americans then.
(Notice my phone capitalizes Black but not white)
160+ years removed from the Civil War and Democrats are still obsessed with segregation. Wow— Valliant Renegade (@ValliantRenegad) February 12, 2024
Then again, what can you expect from the part of slavery, segregation, and Jim Crow? Same broken record, different century.
Thankfully, no one in the stands seemed to be buying it.
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The NFL continues its shameful campaign to divide Americans by performing the so-called "black National Anthem" before the Super Bowl— MRCTV (@mrctv) February 12, 2024
There is only one National Anthem and it's The Star Spangled Banner!pic.twitter.com/zigS8VNBVw