Gladys Knight will be performing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LIII on February 3rd in Atlanta, Georgia.
— Gladys Knight (@MsGladysKnight) January 17, 2019
Now she’s sharing her point of view on the NFL’s treatment of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick after announcing she will be singing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIII.
Knight, who is an Atlanta native and civil rights advocate, said in a statement to Variety that “it is unfortunate that our national anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the national anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone.”
Knight’s statement continued:
“I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3 to give the anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life, from walking back hallways, from marching with our social leaders, from using my voice for good — I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country’s anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl LIII.”
She added that she prays the national anthem “will bring us all together in a way never before witnessed and we can move forward.”
Colin Kaepernick is more talked about then players actual playing in the playoffs. If he was actually playing, no one would even care to talk about him.
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