Know if the NFL has placed a lifetime ban on Beyonce, who supposedly attended a game on Monday
Unsurprisingly, online were left astonished by rumors that superstar Beyonce purportedly sang the Black National Anthem during an NFL game on Sunday. According to the report, the 42-year-old was booed off stage right away and will be prohibited from appearing at the NFL ever again.
Has the NFL decided to ban Beyonce for singing the black national anthem and is the claim real or fake
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Why Beyoncé might be banned from performing in a NFL game?
According to a claim published online, Beyoncé received jeers from the audience at an NFL game because she sang the Black national anthem rather than the standard anthem. Two days later, an additional story was published claiming that Beyoncé would allegedly be subject to a lifelong suspension from the NFL for opting to perform the Black national anthem instead of the standard USA anthem.
These tales, however, were all fiction. The Black national anthem was not sung by Beyoncé at any NFL games in the first week of September, nor was she jeered or suspended for doing it elsewhere. These two pieces were first published on a website that calls its work satirical. Nearly 50,000 people liked a Facebook post regarding the initial piece. Over 23,000 people liked a different post regarding the second story.
What is the significance of the Black National Anthem?
The song “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” popularly known as the “Black National Anthem,” was written by former NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson in 1900 and calls for the liberation of Black Americans. However, its recent use at sporting events has incensed detractors who claim the song divides Americans by race.
Notably, the song has gained popularity in recent years as a performance at significant public events, with the NFL promising in 2020 to play it before the pregame every week. It is believed that NFL took this action in response to the death George Floyd at the hands of Police. As part of her headline appearance at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Beyonce also sang Lift Every Voice and Sing.