NFL responds after Eminem takes knee in Super Bowl half-time show

Rapper Eminem (pictured) takes a knee after his Super Bowl performance.
Rapper Eminem (pictured) took a knee during his performance at the NFL Super Bowl half-time show. (Images: Twitter)

The NFL Super Bowl half-time show was widely praised as one of the best ever and Eminem was lauded after taking a knee at the end of his performance.

Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg opened the show inside the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles in a performance that sent many on a trip down memory lane.

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Snoop was wearing the colours of the Rams, which also showed who he was supporting.

The half-time show included Mary J Blige, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem.

However, it wasn't until the end of Eminem performing 'Lose Yourself' did the controversy start.

After finishing his song, Eminem took a knee and buried his head.

The move was in line with Colin Kaepernick's stand in the NFL when he took a knee during the National Anthem back in 2016.

The move was rumoured to be against the NFL's instructions to Eminem.

“Players have been taking knees since 2016 without sanctions, so musical talent wouldn’t be held to a different standard," an NFL official told the New York Post.

Snoop Dogg (pictured left) and Eminem (pictured right) shake hands at the Super Bowl half-time show.

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However, many viewers went on to praise Eminem for taking a knee on such a big stage.

The show was also widely praised as being one of the great NFL half-time performances.

The Rams defeated the Bengals 23-20 to become just the second NFL team to win the Super Bowl on their home ground.

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