The moment saw players from the two teams lock arms at midfield while the scoreboard displayed the following messages: We Support Equality, We Must End Racism. We Believe in Justice for All, We Must End Police Brutality, We Choose Unconditional Love, We Believe Black Lives Matter, It Takes All of Us.
The messages were chosen by the players.
Chiefs fans started booing while the Texans and Chiefs locked arms in unity. 🤨 pic.twitter.com/Z0Ua6HlfsU— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) September 11, 2020
The booing fans where immediately met with harsh criticism and questions of why people would react with such negativity to a display of unity among two teams. Many said the booing was a representation of how divided the country currently is while others called out the fans who booed for being racist.
The Chiefs and Texans lock arms in a moment of unity.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) September 11, 2020
The fans react by booing.
It wasn't the National Anthem. It wasn't even a protest. They booed "unity."
This country is broken.
The Chief fans booing against unity while seconds later, demanding a good game out of the same players is a really clear example of "We only want you to perform for us. We don't want to hear anything else from you."— Cristela Alonzo (@cristela9) September 11, 2020
So called "fans" at Arrowhead stadium booing a show of unity are everything that is wrong with America.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 11, 2020
You want those Black players, and their White teammates, to shut up and perform for you?
YOU DON'T DESERVE THEM.pic.twitter.com/tIslU0EFQa
No anthem, no flag. They’re booing....UNITY! 😂😂😂😂😂😂— none (@ejayjones49) September 11, 2020
This country is so damn racist. You have to just laugh at this point https://t.co/v2Tu5pWU8W
Chiefs fans booing a moment of unity against racism but cheering for their black quarterback?! Make it make sense— Briana Bette (@BrianaBette) September 11, 2020
I would LOVE to see an interview with someone--ANYONE--in the crowd who just chose to boo a "moment of silence and unity."— Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) September 11, 2020
Just try not to sound like a complete and utter idiot putting into words why you're angry about UNITY.
Morons. All of them.
I repeat: Imagine booing unity.— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) September 11, 2020
What’s worse than a milquetoast, inoffensive “moment of unity”? People booing that milquetoast, inoffensive “moment of unity.”— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) September 11, 2020
America's Racists: Always booing at demonstrations against racism, never booing at actual racism.— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) September 11, 2020