The vast amount of attention paid to the Super Bowl has helped to put politics front and center, even if the NFL would rather keep people’s eyes on the field.
Protests seen around the country since the presidential election are expected to continue this weekend in Houston, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle, which notes that anti-Trump demonstrators plan to march from Houston’s City Hall to Discovery Green, the site of Super Bowl LIVE, a fan festival, on Saturday.
The Houston chapter of Black Lives Matter is planning to march on Sunday in a separate rally to NRG Park, site of Super Bowl LI, according to an event posted on its Facebook page.
At the same time, FOX, which is broadcasting Super Bowl LI on its network, will air a sit-down interview with Donald Trump conducted by Fox News host Bill O’Reilly as part of the network’s Super Bowl pregame coverage.
The political atmosphere leading up to Sunday’s finale is nothing new for an NFL season that started with widespread protests of our national anthem by some players.
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