Puerto Ricans thrilled by flag sighting in Super Bowl
Posted: 2:06 PM, Feb 03, 2020
MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Singer Jennifer Lopez and her daughter Emme Maribel Muñiz perform while a Puerto Rican flag is displayed on stage during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Screams echoed across Puerto Rico when Jennifer Lopez unfurled a feather cape representing the flag of the U.S. territory during the Super Bowl’s halftime show.
It's a moment that many were still replaying and sharing on Monday.
The move came at a trying time for the island of 3.2 million U.S. citizens. They're struggling to recover from a devastating hurricane, a major earthquake and lingering recession.
Many also praised what they believe was a political message.
The custom Versace cape had 40,000 feathers in it and 2,000 crystals that made up the lone star on Puerto Rico's flag.
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