Gladys Knight defends decision to sing U.S. anthem at Super Bowl

FILE PHOTO: 2018 American Music Awards – Show – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/10/2018 – Gladys Knight performs a tribute to Aretha Franklin. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Singer Gladys Knight has defended her decision to perform the U.S. national anthem after receiving criticism from supporters of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who used the pre-game tradition to protest racial injustice. Knight, a 74-year-old native of Atlanta, where the game will be played, agreed to sing “the Star Spangled Banner.” […]

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