Sixers Apologize To Sevyn Streeter For Canceling Her National Anthem Performance Over ‘We Matter’ Jersey

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The Philadelphia 76ers have issued an apology to Sevyn Streeter after refusing to let her perform the national anthem, due to her “We Matter” jersey.

According to NBA.com, the Sixers “have admitted they dropped the ball and are anxious to correct their mistake.”

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Sevyn Streeter’s 76ers National Anthem Performance Canceled Over ‘We Matter Jersey’

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Sevyn Streeter was scheduled to sing the national anthem at the Philadelphia 76ers season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday night, but says her performance was canceled due to her “We Matter” jersey.

In an interview with The Associated Press late Wednesday, Sevyn said she was told she would not sing, just minutes before her performance.

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Colin Kaepernick Responds To Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg’s Comments On National Anthem Protest

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During a recent interview with Yahoo News’ Katie Couric, Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, spoke out about Colin Kaepernick‘s national anthem protest, calling it “dumb and disrespectful.”

After getting word of her comments, the 49ers quarterback took a moment to address them while in the San Francisco locker room, this week.

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President Obama Speaks On Colin Kaepernick’s Protest: ‘He’s Exercising His Constitutional Right’ [Video]

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President Obama showed support for Colin Kaepernick‘s national anthem protests, at a news conference during his visit to China.

In recent weeks, the 49ers quarterback has chosen not to stand during the national anthem at games as a way of protesting against racial injustice. The president says in doing so, Kap is “exercising his constitutional right.”

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Colin Kaepernick Kneels During National Anthem, Announces He’s Donating $1 Million To Help Underserved Communities

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Colin Kaepernick said on Sunday that he would continue to not stand during the national anthem, as he says he is “not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

The 49ers quarterback continued to his protest against racial injustice at Thursday night’s preseason game in San Diego, where the Chargers hosted their annual Salute to the Military. He took a knee during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” along with his teammate Eric Reid.

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Colin Kaepernick Explains Why He Didn’t Stand For National Anthem

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Colin Kaepernick made headlines over the weekend, after refusing not to stand up during the national anthem. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback remained seated as the anthem played at Friday’s game at Levi’s Stadium, and he explained that it is a protest of how African Americans are treated in America.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he told NFL Media in an exclusive post-game interview. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

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Gabby Douglas Explains Why She Didn’t Place Her Hand Over Her Heart During USA National Anthem

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Gabby Douglas is speaking out after coming under fire for not placing her hand over her heart during America’s national anthem at the Olympics on Tuesday – after Team USA won gold in the gymnastics team event.

In response to angry comments, questioning why she kept her hands down in front of her, the 20-year-old gymnast says she never intended any disrespect.

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Jazmine Sullivan Sings National Anthem At NHL Stadium Series [Video]

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Jazmine Sullivan hit the ice at prior to the start of the NHL’s Stadium Series in Minnesota on Sunday, to treat the crowd to her beautiful voice on the national anthem. Rockin’ a blue fur over her shoulders, the R&B powerhouse delivered her rendition; bringing cheers from the crowd throughout. Watch her wow with her performance, inside.

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