Super Bowl LVII marked the first time two black quarterbacks squared off against one another in the big game. ESPN’s Chris Berman added while introducing the highlights of the Super Bowl that the event also occurred on the same day as former US President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.
“Also, of course, two African American quarterbacks starting against each other in the Super Bowl for the first time. Fittingly, February 12th is Abe Lincoln’s birthday.”
The comment did not go over well online not only since there is no real link between Lincoln and football, but also since many feel Lincoln’s role in ending slavery was overblown.
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