Gladys Knight’s decision to sing the nationwide Anthem at the at sight Bowl has stirred controversy.

The legend singer is gift criticized for agreeing to take it the gig in light of some pan boycotting the national Football league over its treatment of previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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Gladys article performs onstage throughout the 2018 American Music Awards in ~ Microsoft theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo through Kevin Winter/Getty images For dcp)

Kaepernick has actually not been hired by an NFL team since he uncovered himself in ~ the facility of debate for taking a knee in ~ games during the nationwide Anthem in protest of gyeongju injustice.

The NFL announced Thursday the Knight would be performing in ~ Super bowl LIII, i m sorry is being organized in her hometown.

She likewise tweeted the news.

Atlanta, i’m coming home! #NFL #SBLIII

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“Atlanta, ns coming home! #NFL #SBLIII,” article said.

The backlash to be swift.

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