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Puerto Ricans thrilled by flag sighting in Super Bowl

Posted at 2:18 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 15:18:12-05

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.