The horrific shooting in Las Vegas last week coincided with a firestorm over the protesting of the national anthem. The protesting had led to a huge backlash for sports players and broadcasters. Some broadcast networks are beginning to simply refuse to show the anthem. So it was on “Monday Night Football.” So it was for the University of Las Vegas football game this weekend.
The decision to not broadcast this specific anthem was an unfortunate one or ESPN. This was a moment of unity and solidarity that America should see.
Both teams were escorted in by first responders and Las Vegas police officers.
A giant American flag was unfurled on the field by active-duty members of the military.
Platinum recording artist and Second Amendment advocate Kaya sang the anthem as the stadium lit up behind her in twinkling, white light.
At the conclusion, 58 white balloons held by first responders were released into the sky to signify the 58 who perished in the shooting.
The singer was upset that ESPN refused to broadcast the beautiful demonstration. So she broadcast it herself:
Some things should not be missed.