To avoid answering questions concerning the ongoing dispute between Kaepernick and the NFL, the league made a unique decision to announce that Maroon 5 will not be holding a press conference before the game:
The cancellation comes in response to a
In response, however, football, Maroon 5, and Kaepernick supporters alike were all quick to take to Twitter to call the NFL out on its decision:
NFL finds a way to avoid the conversation about the Cardi B and the others who refused to perform, shoves the Colin Kaepernick conversation to the side once again.— N.M. Jackson ⚪️⚫️ (@njackson118) January 29, 2019
definitely nothing else that's happened recently that deserves a statement, you're doing great— Subornee Weaver (@totallyballs) January 29, 2019
Sarcastic, but the message is certainly crystal clear.
i.e. The NFL doesn’t want Maroon 5 to be asked about Kaepernick.— Everett Will (@DCAbloob) January 29, 2019
And some people are realists and just call it like it is.
It's certainly a change from past traditions as Justin Timberlake (2018) and Lady Gaga (2017) both addressed the media before the show.
For context, the halftime artist always does a press conference. Prince didn't take questions, he just performed. Beyonce mic dropped with an acapella version of the Star Spangled Banner. But sure, let's shield Maroon 5 from the hard hitting questions from Entertainment Tonight. https://t.co/gnvVSw2Os0— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) January 29, 2019
Regardless, it's utterly pathetic to think that a