Crowd Boos NFL Kneelers Protesting During Police Officer’s Memorial

On Sunday, the anthem protests took an unusual turn during a game between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, NOLA reported.

Immediately before the national anthem, the announcer requested a moment of silence for New Orleans Police Officer Marcus McNeil, 29, who had been gunned down in the line of duty on Friday.

Respect – Saints – Players – Kneeling – Crowd

Rather than stand up and show respect, the Saints players kept on kneeling, leading the crowd to boo very loudly during the moment of silence.

Right before the national anthem, the players stood up and the crowd cheered.

NOLA – Article – Sean – Payton – Thing

NOLA reported in a separate article that Saints coach Sean Payton claimed the entire thing was a “misunderstanding.”

“If you just paid attention, you had a triangular effect of misunderstanding. It was very simple. Number one, the players were going to kneel (before) and stand for the anthem. That’s understood,” he explained.

Number – Moment – Silence – Officer – Everyone

“Then, number two, there was a moment of silence for the slain officer, and quickly then, everyone realized, hey, let’s have a moment of silence. I don’t…

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