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Texans' JJ Watt on boos during moment of unity with Chiefs: 'Don't fully understand that'

Prior to kickoff of the 2020 NFL season's first game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans on Thursday, both teams stood together for a moment of unity as the league's players continue to highlight the quest for racial justice .

However, fans began booing when players and coaches stood the length of the field arm-in-arm and the public address announcer called for "a moment of silence to support racial equality in our country," with the two teams connected by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Houston defensive end J.J. Watt, who stood next to Watson, found the negative aspect of the crowd's reaction confusing.

"The moment of unity I personally thought was good,” Watt said, via NFL Network, after Houston's 34-20 loss.

The Chiefs were on the field for the songs, and defensive end Alex Okafor knelt with his right fist in the air.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began peacefully protesting police brutality and racism in 2016 by kneeling during the anthem.

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