Sports SD Padres play recorded Female singing anthem over the Gay Men's chorus

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  1. GaryPuppet

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    The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus is lashing out at the San Diego Padres after the group, standing on the field at Petco Park to sing the national anthem on Saturday evening, was upstaged by a recorded female voiceover singing instead.
    In a statement, the chorus said: “What should have been a night of joy and celebration at Petco Park last night, instead turned into a nightmare raising serious questions about homophobia within the San Diego Padres organization and its relationship with the LGBT community.”

    The statement continued:

    … 100 volunteer singers of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus took to the field to proudly sing the National Anthem. Instead, in front of the large crowd gathered for the LA Dodgers game, the San Diego Padres played the recorded voice of a woman singing the anthem.

    No attempt was made to stop the recording and start over. No announcement of apology was made to the singers or their friends and families in the stands. No attempt to correct the situation occurred other than to force the 100 men to stand in the spotlight of center field for the song’s duration and then be escorted off the field to the heckles of baseball fans shouting homophobic taunts including “You sing like a girl.”

    The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus is calling on the Padres and Major League Baseball to investigate the incident as a potential hate crime, and calling on city officials to investigate as well.

    The Padres immediately apologized, and responded on Sunday, according to local ABC News affiliate 10 News, saying there had been “no evidence of malicious intent on the part of any individuals involved,” but noting that the team had fired the “third-party contractor” responsible for handling the national anthem.


     
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    That's shitty. Why invite them if you're going to play over them?
     
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    Scene of the crime
     
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    Padres should just stop doing the anthem.
     
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    Has to be accidental. Otherwise, like you said, why bother inviting them just to humiliate them?
     
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    They should stop playing.
     
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    "Pride Night"

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    Curtis Pride night? That deaf outfielder from the Tigers years ago. That was very nice of San Diego.
     
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    The best place for a bunch of homos to show their pride is by singing in front of a bunch of drunken baseball fans.
     
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    I think having Gaylord Perry apologize to them would be nice gesture.
     
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    Sounds like Aquilera.


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    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Get used to being "denigrated and/or humiliated" boys, it comes with the territory. Whiners!
     
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    Just what a dad taking his kid to a game needs to see, a bunch of fucking queers who's entire identity is based on their desire to suck a mans dick.
     
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    The Padres put out a statement saying someone in the control room had an itchy trigger finger, but you can always stop a recorded playing. The PA announcer can do a quick apology on the fly for the technical glitch, then the chorus would perform the rest live.