ESPN Will Not Be Airing the National Anthem Before Monday Night Football Games

ESPN Will Not Be Airing the National Anthem Before Monday Night Football Games

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With all the controversy surrounding NFL players and the national anthem, many have wondered if ESPN would switch up and start broadcasting the anthem before Monday Night Football games this season. The announcement was made at the network’s football media day.

At ESPN’s football media, encompassing both college football and the NFL, ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro announced that the network does not plan to show the National Anthem during its broadcasts of either college or professional football this season.

According to ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro, “ESPN will continue to NOT are the national anthem. ESPN is NOT a political organization. It’s not our job to politics, purely, but we’ll cover the intersection of sports & politics. When something happens, when eagles disinvited from White House, when someone takes a knee, if we think newsworthy ere going to cover it.”

Source: USA Today

Written By: Fantasia Harvey

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