During this weekend’s Eastern Carolina University college football game against the University of Central Florida, a number of ECU band members took a kneel during the National Anthem to protest what they believe is a disparity in the way that black people are treated by the police versus white people.
At least fifteen band members took a knee and in addition refused to play their instruments. They’re not the first band members to protest and they certainly won’t be the last.
Needless to say, a lot of fans in attendance didn’t take too kindly to the gesture, so when the band came back on the field for the halftime show, they were met with a TON of boos. Like, if you were in the stadium you probably didn’t even hear what song the ECU band was playing.