Super Bowl Halftime Controversy

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Super Bowl Halftime Controversy

Abigail Parella

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This Sunday, February 3, the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will go head-to-head to compete in Super Bowl LIII.

While these two teams may be the main attraction, fans will not be disappointed when it comes to half time entertainment.

Adam Levine and his band Maroon Five will hit the stage Sunday with guests Big Boi and Travis Scott also gracing the stage.

“I’m excited!” exclaimed Junior Natalie Burr, “I’ve been listening to his songs since… forever. It’s about time he preformed at the Super Bowl.”

While many are excited to see the three time Grammy winning band, some are less than pleased.

The controversy surrounding the half time show started in 2016 with Colin Kaepernick’s protests against standing during the national anthem saying “I am not going to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

While this would not normally effect such a coveted spot in the Super Bowl tradition, pop-star Rihanna declined to preform citing Kaepernick as her reasoning. Stating that she didn’t agree with the NFL’s stance on the issue.

Following the rejection of Rihanna other A-listers offered the position also turned down the slot for Sunday night.

Eventually, reports emerged that the famed group was to preform, fans along with several fellow celebrities, called for the group to recall their performance for this year.

And while Travis Scott tried to avoid the heat of taking the gig, it seems that he has had no such luck.

No matter the controversy, the Super Bowl will be a date of family fun and healthy rivalry.