Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs offered a token gesture of support for racial injustice ahead of the NFL's first game on Thursday, NBC News reports.

Before kick-off, the Chiefs stood along their goal line with their arms locked as the national anthem played on screens at Arrowhead Stadium.

At least one Kansas City player, defensive end Alex Okafor appeared to be kneeling and the Houston Texans stayed in the locker room.

Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs kick off the NFL season tonight against the Houston Texans, in a game many weren't sure would happen due to the coronavirus pandemic.

When the Texans returned to the field to join arms with the Chiefs, some Chiefs fans were booed and performed the "Arrowhead Chop" ceremony. The team officially banned headdresses and face-paint in keeping with Native American culture last month.

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