A través de un comunicado Roger Waters pidió a Maroon 5 y Travis Scott que, en solidaridad con Colin Kaepernick, se arrodillaran durante su presentación en el medio tiempo del Super Bowl LIII que se llevará acabo el próximo 03 de febrero en el Mercedes-Benz Stadium de Atlanta, Georgia.

Aquí va Teads.

“Les pido que lo hagan en solidaridad con Colin Kaepernick. Que lo hagan por cada niño disparado a muerte en estas calles, por cada madre, padre, hermano y hermana afligidos”.

En 2017, durante un concierto que ofreció en Connecticut, el cantante y activista británico se arrodilló en solidaridad a la protesta del ex-mariscal de campo en contra el racismo endémico y la fuerza ejercida por los departamentos de policía estadounidenses.

Roger Waters and band take a knee

There is a petition on Change.org/takeaknee aimed at persuading Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi to take a knee at halftime on Sunday:This is my band taking a knee at the end of a gig in Hartford, Connecticut on Sunday 24th of September 2017. We did it in solidarity with San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s gesture of protest against the endemic racism and often deadly force meted out by police departments across this land. It was the third Sunday of Colin Kaepernick’s lock out by the NFL. The message was clear, “Shut your mouth, boy!" Next Sunday will be the 36th Sunday he has been locked out of your national game. This is not a victory for the NFL, it is a defeat, you have denied football fans everywhere the pleasure and the honor of watching one of the greatest quarterbacks who ever played the game, and you have shown your true colors. You can sit in your boardrooms and huff and puff on your cigars in your glass boxes, but your action is a poke in the eye for everything that is decent in America. Colin Kaepernick is an American hero. If the USA is to have a future, it is the Colin Kaepernicks of this world who will lead you there, in fact, it is Colin Kaepernick who is leading you now. My colleagues Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi are performing during the halftime show at the Super-bowl this coming Sunday, I call upon them to “take a knee” on stage in full sight. I call upon them to do it in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, to do it for every child shot to death on these mean streets, to do it for every bereaved mother and father and brother and sister. My mother used to say to me, “In any situation there is nearly always a right thing to do, just do it.” So, there you go my brothers, you are faced with a choice, I’m not saying it will be easy, all the Presidents men, all the huffers and puffers, will be royally pissed off, but, $#@%’em, I call upon you to do it because it’s the right thing to do and because somewhere inside you know it.LoveRoger Waters

Posted by Roger Waters on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

“Esta no es una victoria para la NFL, es una derrota. Le has negado a los fanáticos del fútbol en todas partes el placer y el honor de ver a uno de los mejores mariscales de campo que han jugado y has mostrado tus verdaderos colores”.

Recientemente, la banda liderada por Adam Levine canceló su conferencia de prensa previa al show para evitar preguntas sobre la controversia. Sin embargo, un comunicado emitido por la NFL señala que la agrupación “dejará que su programa hable por sí solo”.