Published: Tue, February 05, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Super Bowl buzz: Serena Williams' powerful message, BJK's praise for the Patriots

Super Bowl buzz: Serena Williams' powerful message, BJK's praise for the Patriots

"It's really hard for him ... he really wants to go to the Super Bowl but he can't go to the Super Bowl because he's got to stand for something".

The hashtag refers to former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began the "take a knee" protest among National Football League players and has subsequently been blacklisted from the NFL.

When Kaepernick caught wind of her stance, he replied back "Love you Sister". Then again, we should all have expected nothing less considering how the past few years have been going.

The Selma filmmaker, 42, voiced her support for the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback - who started the #TakeAKnee movement to protest racial injustices - on Twitter on Sunday and said she won't be tuning in to watch Super Bowl LIII.

While Cardi declined the offer to perform at the Halftime Show as she felt obligated to "stand behind" Kaepernick, she did get it poppin' with The New England Patriots' owners, Robert Kraft.

The game was watched in an average 49.3 million homes, and 67 percent of US homes with televisions in use were tuned to the telecast.

The singer - who is married to model Behati Prinsloo - said: "No one thought about it more than I did".

Basketball stars Lebron James and Steph Curry also wore Kaepernick's number 7 jersey.

Less than an hour before kickoff, Chris Lu, former White House cabinet secretary under President Barack Obama, pointed out that #ImWithKap was trending in the United States with more than 18,300 tweets.

'I grew up in different ethnicities of minorities so I, I sympathise with everybody you know?'

The McCourty twins, Jason and Devin, shared a picture of themselves with their mother sporting a custom-made jersey to represent both her sons.

#ImWithKap and have been all season.

Author, Charles Blow wrote: "I used to have a small Superbowl party every year, if only for my kids". It also remains by far the single most watched American event of the year, making it a gold mine for advertisers. Need to find something black-affirming to do while it's on.

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