The National Football League honored Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday, with a moment of silence before its 2022-2023 season kickoff game and unfortunately, not many were silent in SoFi Stadium.
During NBC’s pregame broadcast, the network made sure to take notice of the death, but they already had something planned on this day, which makes the below video so awkward.
Immediately after honoring the queen and her legacy, NBC quickly transitioned to the NFL as the Bills were getting set to take on the Rams.
“Queen Elizabeth was honored all around the world, but back here at home we’re been waiting a long time for this, the start of the football season.”
Queen Elizabeth II, who served as the queen of England since June 2, 1953, died at Balmoral Castle, her official residence in Scotland, Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement.
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow,” the palace said in a statement.
The Rams, who won the Super Bowl back in February, got destroyed in SoFi Stadium that likely had more Bills fans than their own fan base.