Headline RoundupSeptember 11th, 2020

Pro Football Season Starts; Social Justice Messages, Demonstrations Take Center Stage

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The National Football League (NFL) kicked off its 2020 season Thursday night with the ongoing social justice and Black Lives Matter movements as a constant theme. The game between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs was preceded by on-field demonstrations from players, as well as television promotions and advertising campaigns, all advocating social and racial justice. Reporting from many right-rated outlets focused particularly on the apparent 16% decline in TV ratings between Thursday's game and the NFL's 2019 season opener. Some reports from left-rated outlets concentrated on displeasure expressed by some fans in the stands during portions of the on-field demonstrations.

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