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ESPN Flips National Anthem Decision

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ESPN Flips National Anthem Decision

On Monday night ESPN has decided to reverse its decision on the what to do about the National Anthem….

Over the weekend ESPN had made the announcement that they would not air the National Anthem during its broadcast of Monday Night Football. However, after the fatal mass shooting in Las Vegas the network has changed its mind. The
Washington Post reports:

It had intended to return to its new, normal practice of not showing the anthem until at least 50 people were shot to death and more than 400 injured in the shooting in Las Vegas. One was the “Monday Night Football” season opener that fell on the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and featured a special tribute at the Minnesota Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium. And then last week, after protests popped up across the country in response to tweets and comments by President Trump, ESPN pivoted to carrying the anthem preceding the Dallas Cowboys’ game against the Arizona Cardinals. Cameras captured Cowboys owner Jerry Jones taking a knee along with coaches and players, then rising and standing with arms linked for the anthem.
Although “MNF” has shown the anthem in previous seasons, the production team decided to make a change this year, even as the idea of protests were looming, to use the time to highlight matchups and storylines, a network source said. The network did not carry the anthem preceding the Sept. 18 game between the Detroit Lions and New York Giants.”

Over the weekend CBS and Sunday Night Football on NBC did show the National Anthem however, Fox did not.

Do you think ESPN is making the right decision?

Source: Washington Post

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