The NFL protests during the national anthem dominated headlines two weeks ago and was a major story again this past weekend. Most of the anthem’s went untelevised, though Fox decided to show the anthem during the Saints-Dolphins game in London, and Thursday and Sunday Night Football aired the anthem as well.
ESPN had already issued a statement saying it wouldn’t air the national anthem on Monday Night Football, but has decided to change course after the tragedy in Las Vegas.
The anthem will now be broadcast and followed by a moment of silence in memory of the victims.
The largest mass shooting in United States history has left over 50 people dead and over 500 hundred more injured. A gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 from a 32nd-floor room of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino who were attending a concert below.