Obama Booed At NFL Stadiums Around The League During 9/11 Tribute Message
The start of the inaugural Sunday games for the 2016 NFL season began with a bunch of controversies about players kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem. Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11, and every game was opened with a pre-recorded 9/11 remembrance address from President Barack Obama.
He was boo’d throughout different stadiums around the country.
Here’s a transcript of the address:
“It’s Sunday, and here in America that means it’s time for football. But on this day 15 years ago, the world was shaken. Towers crumbled. Thousands of our fellow Americans lost their lives. Our nation and the whole world mourned as one. Yet, as we saw in the days and weeks that followed, and what has become even clearer in the years since, is that the legacy of September 11 is not one of terror and fear but of resilience and hope. Because 9/11 didn’t change us as a nation. Instead it revealed who we are and who we have the capacity to be. The bravery of our first responders. The example of those who lost loved ones. The service of a new generation of heroes who signed up to wear our uniform. That’s who we are. That’s who we’ve always been. A big- hearted people full of courage and optimism. And on this 15th anniversary of a very dark day, that’s the light that America continues to shine for the whole world to follow. God bless this country we love. Enjoy the games.”
So booing president Barack Obama during a moment of remembrance and silence for 9/11 victims is ok, but kneeling during the Star-Spangled Banner is disrespectful???… #911 #nineeleven #america #amerikkka #americanfootbal #football #colinkaepernick #kaepernick #kaepernick7 #barackobama #obama #anthem #usanthem #starspangledbanner #sport
Really hope that I didn’t just hear some DEPLORABLE ass Eagles fans boo President Obama as gave a video tribute to the memory of 911
— Lone Wolf (@mrkyll) September 11, 2016
Hmmm… did I just hear ppl booing the president while standing for the flag? How does that work? — Dante Howard (@DanteHoward) September 11, 2016
so booing Obama during a moment of remembrance and silence for 9/11 victims is ok, but kneeling during our anthem is disrespectful?
— Brendan Buza (@BOO__ZA) September 12, 2016
How divided is Country when Obama (58% approval rating), gets boo’ed at every NFL stadium in country for talking 9/11 heroism before games? — Kyle Leith (@KyleLeith) September 12, 2016
— Dabney Porte (@DabneyPorte) September 11, 2016