Who would have ever thought there would come a time in America when event coordinators would be so fearful of offending someone that they would refuse to play or sing the national anthem before a sporting event?
It happened recently in Fresno, California…
Two high school girls softball teams were about to play for the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Central Section softball championship.
Several hundred parents and fans were in attendance.
When the game’s announcer told the crowd there would be no national anthem before the game, scattered boos could be heard throughout the stadium…
Then – almost in unison – the spectators rose to their feet and began to spontaneously sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” a cappella.
Watch this short 49-second fan video of the crowd singing the last few bars of the national anthem:
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