After weeks of controversy over our National Anthem, this one stadium decided to do things big, real big, for the salute. This will bring a tear to your eye and have you screaming Aaaamerica!!
Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem has generated a furious debate across America.
Some of his NFL peers have blasted him for his decision. While others, like Denver Bronco Brandon Marshall, have joined him in protest.
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) September 9, 2016
Now Virginia Teach and Tennessee, two college football teams, have weighed in on the controversy in a massive way.
In Saturday’s night game between the rivals, a record breaking 150,000 people were in attendance.
— Bryan Bennett (@weatherbryan) September 11, 2016
It started with a giant American flag on the field:
But that wasn’t enough. So they put flags in the stands as well:
The whole audience participated in creating the patriotic symbols in the stands:
And when Jennifer Nettles, who was singing the anthem, got the part about the Star Spangled Banner waving — the flags did just that:
— WTKR News 3 (@WTKR3) September 11, 2016
— Marshall Hughes (@marshallhughes) September 11, 2016