No players knelt during national anthem at Super Bowl

Feb 04, 2018
  • By Matt Naham, Rare.us
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: The New England Patriots stand during the National Anthem prior to Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Although there were rumblings of division before Super Bowl 52, with a Colin Kaepernick reference from rapper Cardi B and a condemnation of President Donald Trump by ESPN’s Jemele Hill, players on both the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles all stood in unison for Pink’s rendition of the national anthem.

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No players from New England or Philadelphia were kneeling or sitting during the national anthem before the Super Bowl.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Pink sings the national anthem prior to Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Nearly all the Patriots stood in line with their right hands over their hearts during Pink’s singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.