Was Joe Biden's 'moment of silence' at Super Bowl a flop? Tribute request for healthcare workers garners boos

Those present there were not kind when responding to the Bidens' request for a 'moment of silence' as there were boos and cheers heard during the moment of silence


                            Was Joe Biden's 'moment of silence' at Super Bowl a flop? Tribute request for healthcare workers garners boos
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr Jill Biden deliver an address in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021, in Tampa, Florida (Getty Images)

Super Bowl LV is finally here but it was not all smiles and celebration for all. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden made an appearance at the Super Bowl before the big game to send a message to fans while paying tribute to the frontline workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Their recorded message, which was played on the videoboard at Raymond James Stadium, had asked fans for a 'moment of silence' to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the pandemic. 

But those present there were not kind when responding to the Bidens' request as there were boos and cheers heard during the moment of silence. 

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"That was the loudest moment of silence ever #SuperBowl," one tweeted. "That didn’t sound like a moment of silence  #SuperBowl," another tweeted. "That moment of silence lasted 0 seconds. #SuperBowl" another user on Twitter said. "POTUS: let’s take a moment of silence for those lost Crowd: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH," yet another user mocked. "Joe Biden got booed because nobody voted for him muahahaha," another tweeted. 



 



 



 



 



 

Some others thought that he the president was disrespected during his latest address to the nation, which was also a call for unity. "Joe Biden moment of silence totally not silent? Biden disrespected in his address to superbowl fans!"



 

While there are others who think that the noises were fake and called to attention news channels. "#SuperBowl  President Biden asked for a moment of silence,geniuses at @CBSSports still had that fake fan noise on, how rude and insulting to the 450K+ American lives lost.Time for sports to ban the artificial diatribe in the @NFL @NBA @MLB @NBAonTNT @espn @ABCNetwork @NBCSports"

 



 

You can watch the 'moment of silence' moment towards the end of this video here. In their speech speaking to Americans before the Super Bowl, the President and the First Lady spoke about the importance of staying alert during the pandemic. Towards the end, you can catch a glimpse of the boos and the cheers thrown the President's way. "Right before kickoff, the Bidens thank essential workers, encourage Americans to wear face masks, and lead a moment of silence for all those lost to COVID-19. #SuperBowl" Many others weren't surprised at all. "Mad disrespectful but what did anyone expect."



 



 

Several users on social media were, however, more focused on the important bits. Taking for Biden's speech about the pandemic and continuing to take precautions. "wait I’m sorry the stadium is packed because?????????????" to which another responded, "i literally thought the same thing until i realized more than half are cutouts and the screaming isnt actually the fans...." 



 

 

But Biden was backed by the NFL, who showed their appreciation of pandemic workers by inviting 7,500 healthcare workers to the Super Bowl. "These dedicated health care workers continue to put their own lives at risk to serve others, and we owe them our ongoing gratitude," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a press release last month. "We hope in a small way that this initiative will inspire our country and recognize these true American heroes. This is also an opportunity to promote the importance of vaccination and appropriate health practices, including wearing masks in public settings." 

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