On Sunday, much of the nation will be gathered around their televisions, fingers sticky with Buffalo wing sauce, and with just the slightest buzz from whichever cool beverage happens to be their preference.
They’ll be watching the big game. The Super Bowl. The culmination of the NFL’s last several months, and an enormous corporate undertaking to boot. The halftime show is already looking to be as controversial as anything that we see on the field, as pundits continue to highlight the violent and misogynistic lyrics of several of the performers.
But there could be a much larger problem for the NFL and others, as the Department of Homeland security begins to monitor the potential threats of an American “Freedom Trucker” convoy.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is aiming to get ahead of a planned demonstration in America, “tracking reports of a potential convoy” amid several Canadian truck protests against COVID mandates.
The agency “is tracking reports of a potential convoy that may be planning to travel to several U.S. cities,” a DHS spokesperson said in a statement to Fox News Wednesday.Trending:
The department has “not observed specific calls for violence within the United States associated with this convoy, and (is) working closely with our federal, state and local partners to continuously assess the threat environment and keep our communities safe.”
The timing of the potential trouble could sour the sporting world’s celebration.
A report by Yahoo News said the agency is warning U.S. law enforcement and public safety officials that a trucker convoy protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates, similar to those taking place in Canada, could begin Feb. 13, the same day Super Bowl LVI is played in Los Angeles.
The warning, according to certain senior law enforcement officials and documents obtained by the outlet, revealed that “the convoy could severely disrupt transportation, federal government and law enforcement operations through gridlock and potential counterprotests” as truckers make their way across the United States.
The “Freedom Truckers” of Canada have mobilized in order to protest a new ordinance that would force drivers to quarantine for 14 days any time in which they cross the US border.