It was a given that there would be some type of social protest prior to the Monday Night Football game between the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers. As it turned out, somewhere between 15 and 20 members of the Giants knelt during the playing of the national anthem.
On the Steeler sideline, all players stood. Tight end Eric Ebron held his right fist in the air. The Steelers were also holding a banner, but it was turned toward the field and away from media.
There were also pre-game signs of protest.
Giants players warmed up in black shirts with “End Racism” on the back and “It Takes All Of Us” on the front. The stadium end zones had those saying imprinted, one at each end.
One MetLife Stadium end zone with "It Takes All Of Us" imprinted. The other end zone has "End Racism" imprinted. pic.twitter.com/HGsXBUQK3r— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) September 14, 2020
The Giants stayed on the field for the playing of ‘Lift Every Voice And Sing,’ which was played after warmups about a half-hour prior to kickoff. The Steelers were already in their locker room.