The Philadelphia 76ers are apologizing to singer Sevyn Streeter for making what they are calling “the wrong decision” in this week’s controversial demotion.
Sevyn was supposed to sing the National Anthem during Wednesday night’s game in Philly, but the organization told her she couldn’t take half court because of her attire. Sevyn was wearing a jersey that read: “We matter.”
The organization was berated on social media for their decision to cut the pop star, who shared the incident on Instagram. So, on Friday morning, the Sixers took responsibility and apologized in a lengthy statement.
“We are sorry that this happened,” the statement read. “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.”
They added, “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.”
Sevyn has not responded to the apology — but we wonder: Should she go back? If so, should she still wear the “We Matter” jersey?
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