Philadelphia 76ers Apologize To Sevyn Streeter
Remember when Sevyn Streeter put the Philly 76ers on blast for refusing to let her sing the national anthem over her “racially charged” BLM jersey?
Well apparently in addition to some vocal outraged fans…a few players made it clear that they weren’t happy with indirectly being told that Black people shouldn’t declare that they matter. Via TMZ Sports:
We know several players are upset. One player who wishes to remain anonymous says the decision to not let Sevyn sing has rubbed him the wrong way.
It’s not like there’s a locker room revolt in the works — but as one team source puts it, “The organization owes Sevyn an apology and we hope that happens soon.”
Well it looks like the organization heard them loud and clear…because next thing you know, the 76ers realized the error of their ways and shot an apology — and an invitation to return — to Sevyn for cutting her from the pre-game activities:
“We are sorry that this happened.
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.”
We hope she accepts…and shows up in FULL Black Panther regalia next time, and performs “Lift Every Voice” instead of the anthem, with her fist up, while taking a knee…