The national anthem was at the center of attention before the Falcons-Eagles game but not because anyone was kneeling.
In fact, there were hardly signs of any protest during Thursday’s NFL-opener between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons, but all eyes were soon on Boyz II Men for their rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
The R&B trio, all Philadelphia natives, thrilled fans when they hit the field donning Eagles gear and bringing down the house with their harmonies.
The verdict after the “sexy” and “powerful” rendition of the national anthem?
Twitter users concluded that the trio should be the only anthem performer at every game.
Boyz II Men might as well sing the national anthem from now on .
— Kevin (@Flyysociety_kev) September 7, 2018
Those Boyz II Men still have it. pic.twitter.com/9DJL4cTO2z
— Billy Michael Honor (@BillyMHonor) September 7, 2018
Boyz II Men for every anthem from here on out. Who’s with me?
— Kim Berntson (@Kimmyjohns) September 7, 2018
Boyz II Men > everybody else who has ever sang the National Anthem. ?
— Kayce Smith (@KayceSmith) September 7, 2018
Twitter users praised the talents of baritone Nathan Morris and tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman and their ability to add their style to the national anthem.
how did Boyz II Men make the national anthem sound sexy?
— Mike Stephens (@mikeystephens81) September 7, 2018
Boyz II Men singing this makes the anthem sound like a Christmas carol
— lindsey ok (@lindseyyok) September 7, 2018
Hey @BoyzIIMen, an entire nation is applauding you right now. Beautiful rendition of the anthem of our nation. One of the most glorious presentations of it I’ve ever heard, gentlemen.
— Michael Berry (@MichaelBerrySho) September 7, 2018
Boyz II Men is the ONLY group of singers I know that turned the national anthem into a slow jam
— Elijah (@elijahbihh) September 7, 2018
Boyz II Men should also be the referees for this game and they get to sing the penalties to us. I’d be fine with that. Let Wanya in the booth to call the game, too.
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) September 7, 2018
Many announced that Boyz II Men was the “best thing about this game tonight,” and questioned how anyone could even think about kneeling during the performance.
— ?? American Periphery (@amperiphery) September 7, 2018
Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett did reportedly choose to sit down before the end of the national anthem, according to Yahoo! Sports which reported that Bennett “was wandering around near the bench during the anthem, then took a seat right near the end of the song.”
— Patrick Sutton (@Patrick_Sutton_) September 7, 2018
Shout out to the NFL having Boyz II Men sing the opening anthem of the season… we see what you did there. No one’s booing Wanya…
— M. Baynard (@de_profundis) September 7, 2018
One Twitter user put it nicely: “You can’t kneel if you’re dancing.”
Boyz to Men sing this anthem smart… you can’t kneel if you dancing!
— Jared Quay Campbell (@JaredQuay) September 7, 2018
Catches ruled as drops
Missed extra points
Best thing about this game tonight has been Boyz II Men’s National Anthem
— Houston Astros 87-53 ?? (@chrissoilltho) September 7, 2018
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