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Super Bowl opens with protest-free anthem, but fans still divided

by February 6, 2018 Sport News

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Super Bowl Sunday turned out to be a bye week for on-field protests, with none of the players kneeling or raising a fist during the national anthem, allowing the NFL’s biggest day to unfold without the season’s most polarizing issue at center stage.

The absence of protests before the game pleased some fans, who either saw the kneeling players as being disrespectful to the flag and the military, or were simply sick of the season-long rancor over the protests over racial injustice. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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