OK gents, something strange happened. I re applied the footnote using Microsoft Edge, and the footnote link would not show in Microsoft Edge. But, the footnote link would show in Firefox. I deleted the footnote while in Firefox, and reentered the footnote using Firefox, and now it will not show in Firefox, but will show in Microsoft Edge.
In other words, create the footnote in either while using either browser, and it will not appear in the other.