The MLB All-Star game provided viewers with a lot of excitement. a record smashing 61 home-run performance in the Home Run Derby and the AL winning home field advantage in the World Series for the 11th time in 15 tries.
It also showed us Canadians a little bit of disrespect during the opening anthems . The group charged with singing the Star Spangled Banner and O’Canada were called The Tenors. Probably some of the best singers America has to offer to an event like that.
But it was what happened during the singing of O’Canada that has some Canadians, myself included, up in arms. The Tenors changed the lyrics of our national anthem from “With glowing hearts we see thee rise, the True North strong and free” to “We’re all brothers and sisters, all lives matter to the great.”…
Look I understand your message. I understand that you had a multinational sized stage in order to deliver your message. I understand that in your country this message couldn’t have been presented at a more opportune time. And I understand that it was just one man’s agenda to do this, but HOW DARE YOU!!
Imagine if this guy had changed the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner. Imagine the outrage, imagine the backlash, imagine Donald Trump threatening to deport this man.
To me changing our national anthem’s lyrics, making a mockery of it for his own political agenda is beyond excusable.
If you want to check out the video click here.
I know there isn’t much to be done about it. specially from behind my desk as I type this after the fact. But I truly believe that this man owes every single Canadian, home and abroad an apology for his actions.
What do you think?