Some confusing stuff went on before Sundays’ game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens.

Prior to the playing of the national anthem in Baltimore, the M&T Bank Stadium public-address announcer requested that both the home crowd and the players briefly kneel in prayer for unity in the United States. The fans apparently responded with loud applause, but those cheers quickly turned to boos when the players took to their knees.


Check out the bizarre scene in the video below:


Whether this was the product of a communication breakdown or from fans simply not paying attention, it’s become clear that many people don’t know who or what is being supported or protested before anthems.

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