The NFL’s new stance encouraging players to take a stand against racial injustice got its first test as some fans of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs booed during a moment of silence to promote the cause.
After the Houston Texans remained in the locker room during the national anthem, fans booed them when they emerged from the tunnel. That booing continued as the two teams walked to midfield and shook hands, their interlocked arms stretched from one end zone to the other during what was supposed to be a moment of silence.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage took to Twitter and called out the hypocrisy of the fan base, while referring to them as clowns.
That’s pretty much all fans who have claimed they won’t watch the NFL because players are trying to bring attention to racial inequality.