In the wake of the tragic mass shooting Sunday night in Las Vegas, ESPN has decided to broadcast the national anthem before the Chiefs’ game Monday night against Washington.
The Sporting News reported that ESPN wouldn’t broadcast the national anthem, but on Monday morning Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch tweeted:
“ESPN says following the tragic events in Las Vegas, they will now air the national anthem before MNF tonight followed w. moment of silence.”
ESPN says following the tragic events in Las Vegas, they will now air the national anthem before MNF tonight followed w. moment of silence.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) October 2, 2017
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According to The Sporting News, NBC and CBS showed the playing of the national anthem before games Sunday, but Fox only showed the anthem before the Dolphins-Saints contest in London, but not the games in the U.S.