The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs hosted the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to kickoff, players on both teams joined arms in the middle of the field in a gesture of unity as seven phrases appeared on the scoreboards, together with “We support equality,” “We ought to close racism” and “We feel Black lives make a difference.”
Lovers in the stands can be listened to booing in videos of the instant, which SI.com stories was devised in part by the quarterbacks on each teams — the Texans’ Deshaun Watson and the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes.
The Instant of Unity took put immediately after the nationwide anthem was played.
Through the anthem, the Texans did not emerge from the locker place although the Chiefs have been on the discipline. 1 Chiefs participant, linebacker Alex Okafor, took a knee throughout the anthem.
For the duration of the national anthem, the Texans stayed in the locker place.
Lots of of the Chiefs locked arms.
Texas wonderful Alex Okafor took a knee and elevated his fist. pic.twitter.com/0uX2nyJj21
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Jack Easterby, the Texans’ government vice president of soccer functions, advised NBC Athletics that the team’s selection to remain in the locker place was fueled by “change.”
″[It’s] not about Black or white. It is about change,” he stated.