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The worlds of professional sports and musical theater rarely intersect, but a controversial gesture of protest that originated in the NFL made it all the way to Broadway, reports the Huffington Post. After a performance of Broadway’s “Miss Saigon” late in September, the musical’s mostly Asian cast took a knee in solidarity with recent NFL protests against police brutality and racial injustice against the Black community. A spokesman for the show gave HuffPost background on the decision to kneel, saying: “The ‘Miss Saigon’ actors taking a knee in unison during the curtain call two weeks ago was a decision the cast made together that evening as a gesture of solidarity with all Americans who believe in equality and the right to peaceful protest.” A clip of the “Miss Saigon” ensemble ― including Billy Bustamente and Eva Noblezada, who scored a Tony nomination for her performance as ill-fated heroine Kim ― taking a knee in unison at the show’s curtain call was posted to YouTube Sept. 25.