Vegas Shooting Causes ESPN To Make Big Announcement About National Anthem

October 02, 2017Oct 02, 2017

Reports claim that at least 58 are dead and at least 500 are injured after a recent shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The shooting occurred when a gunman opened fire on the crowd of a music festival from the 32nd story of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. This shooting has been deemed the deadliest in modern U.S. history. 

As a result of the tragic news of the shooting in Las Vegas, ESPN has reversed course and will, despite announcements that suggest the contrary, broadcast the national anthem that precedes Monday night's game between the Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs. It will also air the national anthem during the moments of silence that will take place at Arrowhead Stadium, where the game will occur, according to the Washington Post

Showing the national anthem during NFL games was a big news story last week, as players refused to stand during the anthem in response to Donald Trump's condemnation of the practice. 

CBS has shown the anthem for its Bears-Packers Thursday Night Football broadcast, and so did NBC during Sunday Night Football. Departing from other stations, ESPN had decided to not show the anthem during tonight's Monday Night Football telecast of the Redskins-Chiefs game. But current events seem to have changed the network's thinking.

On Sunday night, more than 60 people were killed in the worst mass shooting in modern American history when a lone gunman opened fire during a country music festival from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel. More than 500 innocent people were injured.

The suspect was soon identified by law enforcement as Stephen Paddock, 64, according to NBC News. 

Police first responded to reports of the shooting just after 10 pm. The suspect was fatally shot at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, claimed officials. Authorities found several weapons in Paddock's room after using explosives to enter, law enforcement reported. 

“We heard what sounded like firecrackers going off. Then all of a sudden we heard what sounded like a machine gun. People started screaming that they were hit… When we started running out there were probably a couple hundred [people] on the ground,” described one woman, according to MSNBC

In breaking news, Hillary Clinton just made a big mistake in her response to the Las Vegas shooting. 

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