The Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith, who stood outside her arena for more than three decades. The move followed two days after the team had masked the monument in response to complaints about two songs "God Bless America." Singer appeared in the 1930s.
The airmen had covered the statue and their famous rendition of the The Flyers decision followed a similar ruling recently hit by the New York Yankees, who had been recording for the seventeenth inning run for eighteen years, standing since 1987 near the sports complex of Philadelphia.
KATE SMITH'S UNDERSTANDING "HEARTBROKEN" AFTER YANKEES, FLYERS DROP HER'GOD BLESS AMERICA "RECORDING: REPORT
The heart of everything the Flyers stand for," said Team President Paul Holmgren in one Explanation: "As a result, we can not remain idle while material from another epoch stands in the way of who we are today."