Internet Reacts to Aretha Franklin’s Long Anthem Before Lions-Vikings (Vid + Tweets)
Prior to today’s Lions-Vikings Thanksgiving Day contest at Ford Field, Aretha Franklin belted out what may very well be the longest rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. Ever!
Check it out:
The internet was not happy about losing a valuable four-plus minutes of their Thanksgiving Day, so they responded accordingly:
Just had a whole debate about singing the national anthem while Aretha Franklin sang the national anthem. #happythanksgiving
— Benjamin (@itallBeenFolly) November 24, 2016
Sources say aretha franklin is still singing the national anthem
— Erik (@ErikHans_solo) November 24, 2016
— Will Jauss (@Will_L_Jauss) November 24, 2016
First half possession so far:
Lions: 7 minutes, 14 seconds
Vikings: 5 minutes, 35 seconds
Aretha Franklin: 2 hours, 27 minutes, 58 seconds
— Eran Fabian (@EranFabian) November 24, 2016
— Bob Johnson (@BobJohnson19114) November 24, 2016
Aretha Franklin is gonna start trending more than “Happy Thanksgiving”
— Clëët (@onfleekcleet) November 24, 2016
thanks aretha franklin for the longest national anthem ever
— abbi❄️ (@abbi_darnell) November 24, 2016
I started eating turkey when #ArethaFranklin started the national anthem…just ate dessert when she finished
— @NashBridges24 (@NashBridges24) November 24, 2016
Apparently Aretha Franklin’s rendition of the National Anthem was so long today, even police officers were taking a knee.
— David Walker (@DavidWalkerSGHS) November 24, 2016
I cooked my whole turkey, ate and did the dishes during Aretha Franklin’s National Anthem performance.
— B. Miller (@BlaiseInKC) November 24, 2016
Kaepernick would’ve developed arthritis in his knee for kneeling so long if the 49ers were playing while Aretha Franklin sang the anthem
— Brock (@BrockOgami) November 24, 2016
Mom: Can u go to the store and buy some milk?
Me: I can’t the game is about to start
Aretha Franklin: I got u fam
— Victor Martinez (@fakevmart41) November 24, 2016