As controversy continues to swirl across the Tremendous Bowl LIII Halftime Present, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is looking upon Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Massive Boi to take a knee throughout the huge televised occasion in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.
Maroon 5 has been the topic of immense backlash after agreeing to be the headlining act for this 12 months’s Halftime Present. Many within the music neighborhood believed the band ought to flip down the occasion as a result of remedy the NFL gave to the previous 49ers quarterback, who knelt throughout the Nationwide Anthem in an effort to protest police violence and misconduct. Kaepernick was made a free agent and subsequently not picked up by any staff. He’s presently embattled in a lawsuit with the NFL, alleging that the groups colluded to maintain him off the sphere.
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Waters took to Fb earlier this week shortly after it was revealed that Maroon 5 could be skipping the normal pre-show press convention on the huge recreation on Sunday. The musician shared a video from his gig in Hartford, Connecticut on Sept. 24, 2017 the place he and his band knelt in solidarity throughout their present.
“We did it in solidarity with San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s gesture of protest in opposition to the endemic racism and infrequently lethal drive meted out by police departments throughout this land. It was the third Sunday of Colin Kaepernick’s lock out by the NFL. The message was clear, ‘Shut your mouth, boy!’ Subsequent Sunday would be the 36th Sunday he has been locked out of your nationwide recreation,” Waters wrote within the video’s caption. “This isn’t a victory for the NFL, it’s a defeat, you’ve got denied soccer followers all over the place the pleasure and the respect of watching one of many best quarterbacks who ever performed the sport, and you’ve got proven your true colours.”
He continued: “You possibly can sit in your boardrooms and huff and puff in your cigars in your glass bins, however your motion is a poke within the eye for all the pieces that’s respectable in America. Colin Kaepernick is an American hero. If the USA is to have a future, it’s the Colin Kaepernicks of this world who will lead you there, in truth, it’s Colin Kaepernick who’s main you now.”
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The star concluded his prolonged plea by talking on to the three performers that agreed to do the present. Maroon 5, Massive Boi and Travis Scott, who reportedly solely agreed to do the present after the NFL donated $500,000 to Dream Corps, are the one acts anticipated throughout the occasion. Waters requested them to take a knee on the stage in entrance of the world to point out their assist of Kapernick and maintain the NFL accountable.
“My colleagues Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Massive Boi are performing throughout the halftime present on the Tremendous-bowl this coming Sunday, I name upon them to ‘take a knee’ on stage in full sight. I name upon them to do it in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, to do it for each baby shot to dying on these imply streets, to do it for each bereaved mom and father and brother and sister,” Waters wrote. “My mom used to say to me, ‘In any scenario there’s almost at all times a proper factor to do, simply do it.’ So, there you go my brothers, you might be confronted with a selection, I’m not saying will probably be straightforward, all of the Presidents males, all of the huffers and puffers, might be royally pissed off, however, $#@%’em, I name upon you to do it as a result of it’s the suitable factor to do and since someplace inside you recognize it.”
To date solely Maroon 5’s frontman, Adam Levine, sat down with Leisure Tonight to handle the controversy forward of the massive recreation the place he merely famous that he anticipated the controversy and backlash and tried to focus on the music and “silence all of the noise.”