Here we go. You just knew it wouldn’t be long before someone in the entertainment business would pick up this ball and run with it. Jessica Sanchez took a knee after singing the National Anthem at a Chargers game. Just wonderful.
Former American Idol singer Jessica Sanchez took a knee after the final line of the national anthem prior to the Chargers-Raiders game on Sunday.
The moment came when Sanchez finished with the line “and the home of the brave.” She then knelt in the middle of the field.
Anthem singer Jessica Sanchez went down to a knee when she got to "…brave" in Oakland.
— Phil Barber (@Skinny_Post) October 15, 2017
Strangely, according to Fox 5 in San Diego, the singer’s Facebook page showed the moment when the stadium announced Sanchez as the anthem singer. Yet, it didn’t show her kneeling for the anthem, and then, the video was deleted from her account entirely.
According to the AP, Sanchez says she supports the player protests against racial inequality and police brutality, and Donald Trump.
Sanchez said, “I’m 100 percent for the message, as far as what the message has been behind everybody kneeling. I still show my respect to the veterans, but I do disagree with what’s going on in the office.”
Though, not surprisingly, Sanchez did not give any examples of racial inequality or of racially motivated police brutality.
Given the back tracking the NFL is doing over kneeling players, it’s probably a good bet that Sanchez won’t be back to sing before a game anytime soon.