Former Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake was seen refusing to stand during the playing of the black national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday – and her decision has gone viral.
The @NFL played two different “National Anthems” tonight. Someone just sent me a photo of @KariLake sitting during the first one. pic.twitter.com/HVdiu5xRBG
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 12, 2023
The picture of Lake sitting during the song prompted a flurry of online praise, with many people commending her move. Despite her run for office as a Republican candidate, Lake’s actions speak to something much larger than politics – instead, she is being lauded by many as an example of solidarity and support.
Lake Tweeted, “I’m just here for THE National Anthem,” Lake responded to one Twitter post about the photo.”
I’m just here for THE National Anthem🇺🇸
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) February 13, 2023