ESPN Failed to Show Veterans Salute at Lambeau Field-Truth! & Misleading!
Summary of eRumor:
Reports that ESPN cut away from a stadium-wide salute to veterans before a Monday night game at Lambeau Field have gone viral.
It’s true that ESPN didn’t broadcast a stadium-wide salute to veterans at Lambeau Field in 2011, but this eRumor has been recycled numerous times since then.The Green Bay Packers announced a number of Veteran’s Day-themed events ahead of a Monday night matchup with the Minnesota Vikings on November 14, 2011. The tributes to veterans, including the depicted “in-stadium USAA card stunt,” did not make it onto ESPN’s broadcast because the network cut to commercial during the National Anthem, a Milwaukee NBC affiliate reports.
Click here to view a video of the unaired salute to veterans.
Since ESPN’s fateful cut away in 2011, however, the eRumor has been recycled and re-reported multiple times. After a Monday night game at Lambeau Field in September 2013, blog sites recycled the eRumor with claims like, “This is what ESPN failed to show you on Monday night.”
Similarly, the eRumor once again went viral after the Packers and Vikings faced off in a Thursday night game on October 2, 2014.