Americans are getting sick and tired of leftists trying to destroy our national anthem, but a crowd at a California baseball game fought back recently and sang the anthem anyway when the announcer said that the song was canceled.
The incident happened in Fresno during a game between Clovis and Buchanan high schools at Fresno State University’s Margie Wright Diamond. The announcer apparently thought he was going to avoid the problems that some have found with left-wingers and anti-Americans trying to ruin the song.
But the crowd wasn’t having any of the announcer’s cancellation of the “Star Spangled Banner.”
CBS News has the story:
Hundreds of fans attending a game between Clovis High and Buchanan at Fresno State University’s Margie Wright Diamond on Friday were in disbelief when they learned the song wouldn’t be played. Despite this, they sang a cappella.
Tiffany Marquez, a fan who attended the game, took video of the makeshift choir.
“Honestly, I was shocked (when) the announcer stated, ‘There will be no anthem, let’s just play softball,'” Marquez told the Fresno Bee. “Within seconds, you could hear people in the crowd singing and the volume of their voices building. There I was, standing in the middle of a true testament to unity and patriotism.”
Event coordinator Bob Kayajania took responsibility for the decision to not have the anthem played at the game.
“The national protocol is the first game of the session you have the national anthem,” Kayajania told the Bee. “The game after that are just played. We got caught. They started to play some music and the people took that as the national anthem and they all started singing, which I think is obviously a wonderful thing to show off their patriotism.”
Kayajania apologized and said that the anthem would be played from now on.
It is good to see citizens fighting back against the left-wingers trying to destroy this country.
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