During a high school championship baseball game on Friday night in Fresno, California, A hapless announcer told the crowd that there would be no performance of the national anthem. According to Yahoo! Sport The reaction was quick and urgent, a choir from Buh's Tribune that could not be misunderstood or misunderstood as something other than mockery. The unpopular decision prompted an immediate and unexpected response.
With players from the Clovis High School Cougars and their opponents, who had already taken the field from Buchanan High School players, the crowd stood and sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" a capella in its entirety. Videos uploaded to Facebook and other social media sites of the event show the crowd, standing and singing in unison. Fox News quotes a participant in detail about her experience in the game.
"Honestly, I was shocked (as) the announcer stated, 'There will not be a hymn, let's just play softball & # 39;' Fan Tiffany Marquez of Fowler, Calif., Said the Fresno Bee "Within seconds you could sing people in the crowd and hear the volume of their voices, and I stood in the midst of a true testimony of unity and patriotism." [1
Event coordinator Bob Kayajanian made the decision not to have the anthem for the game planned in an organized manner for the anthem.
"The national protocol is the first game of the session you have the national anthem," Kayajanian said. "The games after that are just played." We were caught (unprepared.) Both teams turned to the field and began to sing the national anthem, they started to play music, and people took that as a national anthem, and they all started to sing, which in my opinion is a wonderful thing to show their patriotism.
"We try to follow with what is normally done. It's all a learning experience for everyone and (forward) we play the national anthem every game. "
The theme of the national anthem has become controversial for many in the United States, and President Donald Trump has publicly expressed his support for the idea that the anthem should be played before sporting events and publicly respected by players between supporters of President Trump's position and those who wanted to kneel during the anthem, allegedly to protest the United States' racial failure, the NFL has adopted a new policy that encourages players, coaching, and support staff for the anthem ESPN . Last season, competitive NFL team owners were shattered by a net loss of millions of regular viewers, a cascade effect that meant sales losses through merchandise and ticket sales Forbes .
The immediate implementation of the kneeling policy can only be seen as a direct response to the growing pressure of the majority of NFL fans who were dissatisfied with the kneeling players, a poll by YouGov and Yahoo Sports! indicates. There is a remarkable gap between white and black Americans in the question of whether they are football fans or not. 52% of white respondents supported the new policy whereby players must respect the flag and the anthem, with 32% against. Almost inverse numbers appeared as a portrait of black respondents, with respondents showing 29% support and 48% opposition.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" became the national anthem of the United States in 1931, after it was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Herbert Hoover. Previously, this honor was generally attributed to "Hail, Columbia," a song that today symbolizes, among other patriotic compositions, the presence of the Vice President of the United States.