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National Anthem Is Drama-Free

No players kneel, and Pink, ailing with flu, makes it through
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2018 6:00 PM CST
National Anthem Is Drama-Free
Pink performs the national anthem.   (AP Photo/Matt York)

(Newser) – Super Bowl LII is underway, and even the national anthem had opportunity for a little drama. But as Deadline notes, none emerged. For one thing, no players were kneeling or sitting in protest during the rendition by Pink, reports the AP. And as for Pink herself, she managed to make it through just fine despite suffering from the flu. She did, however, produce one of the game's first social media moments by removing a wad of gum, or maybe a lozenge, just as the camera focused on her. See the clip here via USA Today. (Read more Super Bowl stories.)

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