76ers Issue Apology To Singer For Not Allowing Her To Do Anthem Because of ‘We Matter’ Shirt
Wednesday night, before the home opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Philadelphia 76ers informed RnB singer Sevyn Streeter she would not be allowed to sing the National Anthem because of the ‘We Matter’ shirt that she had on.
— Sevyn (@sevyn) October 27, 2016
Two days later, after receiving plenty of backlash from social media for the decision, the Philadelphia 76ers issued a formal apology to Sevyn Streeter:
“We are sorry that this happened,” the team said.
“After receiving feedback from our players, basketball operations staff and ownership group, we believe that the wrong decision was made, and Sevyn should have been welcomed to sing.”
“We apologize to her, and in an effort to move the conversation forward, we have reached out to offer her an opportunity to return and perform at a game of her choice. We are waiting to hear back.”