The Sixers have issued a statement apologizing to Sevyn Streeter and has invited her back to sing the National Anthem.
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.
Should Sevyn take them up on their offer?
Sevyn took to her social media accounts to share her shock and disappointment.
I was suppose to sing the national anthem at the @sixers and @okcthunder game in #Philly but minutes before @sixers organization said I could not because I was wearing a “We Matter” jersey. WTF!
See the clip below.
In a statement to the Associated Press Sevyn Streeter said she was never given a dress code or asked to change her attire.
I’d say two minutes before we were about to walk out … the organization told me that I could not wear my shirt while singing the national anthem at their game.
I was never given any kind of dress code. I was never asked beforehand to show my wardrobe.
The Sixers declined to comment on Sevyn’s performance, however, they did release this generic statement.
The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community.
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