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Reaction mixed following Chiefs-Texans moment of unity

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 17:02:57-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thursday night’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans was the first game of the 2020 NFL season.

But it was hardly just a game.

The country’s continued conversation over systemic racism, inequality and police brutality was part of several pregame activities led by the NFL and players from both the Chiefs and Texans.

One of those activities involved the two teams locking arms together, the line stretching nearly the length of the field, as the players and fans stood in a moment of silence to remember the victims of racism and police brutality.

Video of the moment was posted on social media, and people from across the country immediately took Chiefs fans to the task, as the audio from the video appeared to indicate fans booing the moment.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes said in a post game interview that he didn't notice many boos from the field level.

Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas posted on Twitter Thursday night, saying that while he heard boos, “we have hundreds of thousands more around here who respect the message the players are sharing.”

Video from fans inside the stadium showed a largely appreciative crowd.

This is a developing story and will be updated.