Super Bowl 2024: Burgess Owens continues to disavow ‘black national anthem’ in NFL boycott

Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT) claimed the NFL is “trying to divide us” by continuing to play the “black national anthem” at the Super Bowl.

Owens appeared on Mornings with Maria when host Cheryl Casone asked him about the anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which has been played by the league prior to the big game since 2021. Casone referred to the anthem as a “departure” for the NFL, which Owens corrected.

“No, it’s not a departure for NFL. The NFL, for a while now, has been trying to divide us,” Owens said. “So, no, this is typical of [NFL Commissioner Roger] Goodell. He’s a leftist, and he wants to divide us. Bottom line is this we have one national anthem. We have one country worth fighting for.”

The Utah representative and 1981
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