Sport and politics don't mix at Super Bowl (AFP)

They say sport and politics should never mix — and so far at the Super Bowl, everyone has been doing their best to abide by the maxim. America’s most-watched sporting showpiece will kick off on Sunday against the backdrop of a political firestorm that escalated with President Donald Trump’s imposition of travel restrictions on citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations last week. The furor triggered nationwide protests at several airports and has highlighted the bitter divisions between Trump’s supporters and his opponents.