There may be some alternate explanation, but this looks bad.
A mixup during the singing of the national anthem before Saturday night’s San Diego Padres game has landed the team in hot water.
The 100 members of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus who stepped onto the field at Petco Park to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” were instead drowned out by a recording of a woman singing the anthem through the stadium’s PA system.
The Padres released a short statement during their 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers and apologized to the chorus for the error. But the singing group is not yet ready to put the incident behind them.
“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 with the San Diego Padres organization and its relationship with the LGBT community,” read the chorus’ statement.
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