The Tenors change lyrics of ‘O Canada’ at MLB all-star game
They made a political statement while singing the national anthem at Tuesday night’s 2016 MLB All-Star Game at Petco Park in San Diego.
The normal lyric is “With glowing hearts we see thee rise. The True North strong and free.” buy they altered it to “We’re all brothers and sisters, all lives matter to the great.” One siger even held up a sign that said “All Lives Matter,” with United We Stand” written on the back.
This decision to change the words drew overwhelming criticism on social media.
The Tenors released a statement two hours later on their Twitter page citing only one member was aware of the lyric change during that performance. The statement points the finger at Remigio Pereira.
Following a deluge of criticism on social media, The Tenors suspended Remigio Pereira from the band.
— The Tenors (@TenorsMusic) July 13, 2016
— The Tenors (@TenorsMusic) July 12, 2016
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