Puerto Ricans thrilled by flag sighting in Super Bowl

Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Source: Christopher Victorio/imageSPACE/MediaPunch /IPX)
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SAN JUAN (AP) - 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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