Softball Game Decides Not To Open With National Anthem – The Crowd Sings It Anyway! (VIDEO)

Before a softball game in Clovis, California, it was announced that there would be no singing of the national anthem. The crowd wasn’t happy about that and decided to sing the anthem themselves!

The Fresno Bee reports:

Anthem is about more than pregame routine. Just ask fans at Friday night’s softball game

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A national anthem protest? From the way of life that is Clovis, U.S.A.?

You bet Betsy Ross’ sewing machine they protested.

When an official announced they would not play the Star Spangled Banner before the Clovis-Buchanan softball game Friday – twice! – well, you may as well have let Kim Jong Un throw out the first pitch dressed in nothing but an Iron Curtain.

No anthem? Nice try. Hundreds of softball fans took to their feet and spangled away, singing the anthem a capella while the players on the field stood at attention toward the centerfield flag at Margie Wright Diamond.

Because, ’Merica, that’s why.

“Honestly, I was shocked (when) the announcer stated, ‘There will be no anthem, let’s just play softball,’” said Tiffany Marquez, who drove to the game from Fowler and posted video of the makeshift choir on Facebook. “Within seconds, you could hear people in the crowd singing and the volume of their voices building. There I was, standing in the middle of a true testament to unity and patriotism.”

Watch the video:

That is so great!

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