ESPN president says network will not air national anthem on ‘Monday Night Football’

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ESPN will not show the national anthem during “Monday Night Football” broadcasts this year, the company’s president said on Friday.

Jimmy Pitaro addressed the controversy at ESPN’s annual football media day.

“We generally have not broadcasted the anthem and I don’t think there’s going to be any change this year. Our plan going into this year is to not broadcast the anthem,” Pitaro said.

The network also did not air the national anthem during last season’s “Monday Night Football” broadcasts.

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