Just before the Baltimore Ravens took on the hated division rival Pittsburgh Steelers, there was a call from the stadium announcer for a prayer for equality and justice throughout the nation.
Many on the Baltimore Ravens kneeled. They were met with boos from the home crowd.
Before the national anthem, the Ravens took a knee.
Fans booed. pic.twitter.com/yfLecHZYTr
— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 1, 2017
Ravens players kneel before the national anthem to pray for unity and equality, and fans boo the crap out of them
— David Steele (@David_C_Steele) October 1, 2017
Before anthem in Baltimore, call to join Ravens in prayer for equality/justice. Players take knee before anthem, fans boo. Players stand.
— Judy Battista (@judybattista) October 1, 2017
They Ravens players stood during the playing of the National Anthem, but the damage was already done in the eyes of the people who had booed them.