The inaugural Sunday games of the 2016 – 2017 NFL season, which were being played on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, were opened with a prerecorded 9/11 remembrance address from President Obama, which as expected, wasn’t well-received by all fans.
According to numerous fans at NFL stadiums around the league, the president was booed heavily during his video tribute.
— Olivier Gosselin (@Goosy92) September 12, 2016
More boos than cheers for Obama pic.twitter.com/hdTThQh8Ak
— Rob Crilly (@robcrilly) September 11, 2016
Hmmm… did I just hear ppl booing the president while standing for the flag? How does that work?
— Dante Howard (@DanteHoward) September 11, 2016
Seahawks fans booing Obama and shouting stuff during moment of silence. That’s definitely not disrespectful to our military and country.
— Seattle Faithful (@SeattleFaithful) September 11, 2016
so booing Obama during a moment of remembrance and silence for 9/11 victims is ok, but kneeling during our anthem is disrespectful? ?
— Brendan Buza (@BOO__ZA) September 12, 2016
How divided is Country when Obama (58% approval rating), gets boo’ed at every NFL stadium in country for talking 9/11 heroism before games?
— Kyle Leith (@KyleLeith) September 12, 2016