The NFL is underway and the national anthem was televised, leaving many to wonder what would take place.
As it turned out the Houston Texans chose to not take the field at all for the National Anthem.
The Chiefs all stood except for Defensive End Alex Okafor, who kneeled and raised his fist.
During the national anthem, the Texans stayed in the locker room.
Many of the Chiefs locked arms.
Texas great Alex Okafor took a knee and raised his fist. pic.twitter.com/0uX2nyJj21
— Jake García (@Jake_M_Garcia) September 11, 2020
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 11, 2020
Alexis Goldstein wrote “Props to Alex Okafor #57 for Kansas City, for kneeling and raising his fist at tonight’s opener. In addition, @chloexhalle wore shirts for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor”
Props to Alex Okafor #57 for Kansas City, for kneeling and raising his fist at tonight’s opener
— Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein) September 11, 2020
Alex Okafor was kneeling during the anthem, with a teammate's hand on each shoulder.
— Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) September 11, 2020