Super Bowl LVIII Black national anthem performance causes stir on social media

Andra Day sang “Lift Every Voice And Sing,” also known as the Black National Anthem, before Super Bowl LVIII. She received a rousing ovation by the fans at Allegiant Stadium.

Day sang the song as part of NFL pregame festivities last month. Reba McEntire also sang the national song and Post Malone performed “America the Beautiful.”

NFL fans criticized the NFL on social media for having the Black National Anthem played during Super Bowl Sunday. The day began early and lasted all day.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) wrote on X that he and his wife had a discussion about why they didn’t want to watch the Super Bowl.


He wrote: “They are desecrating America’s National Anthem when they play something called ‘Black National Anthem’.”

Rep. Mike Loychik is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives. He has criticized the NFL.

He wrote: “There is no black national anthem.” “We are ALL AMERICANS united by the great and beautiful Star Spangled Banner. The Super Bowl was supposed to bring people together. It’s an embarrassment that the NFL chose to promote racial divide again.

CJ Pearson, a conservative pundit, wrote on X that there is only ONE National Anthem. There is only one United States of America. It’s for EVERYONE, whether they are white, black or yellow. “The Left’s agenda is not only unnecessary, but exhausting.”

Graham Allen, a politician, wrote: “There is no such thing as a Black National Anthem… the end.”

Day performed with Stevie Wonder at the Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective in Los Angeles, and at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys gala, which included Gladys Knight and Dionne Warwick. He also appeared at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys gala, along with Keyshia Cole, Frederic Yonnet, and Gladys Knight.

She told the Associated Press that she believes “if I am here, then I believe I was called to be here.” It’s an important moment. I want to do more than just well. I want people to experience the spirit.

Day said on CBS Mornings that she felt nervous as she was practicing the song. She hoped that the song would enable people to “share a really, truly beautiful, spiritual moment with each other.”

In the 2020 season, the NFL began to play the Black National Anthem following the death by Minneapolis police officers of George Floyd. This incident sparked a wave against racial inequality in the U.S.


In 1917, the NAACP promoted “Lift Every Voice And Sing” (Lift Every Voice Sing) as the Black National Anthem.