ESPN Panelist: Star-Spangled Banner a ‘War Anthem,’ Should Not Be Played at Athletic Events

Nov 9, 2013 by

Every week, at thousands of sporting events, from junior leagues, to college, to the pros, people stand for the National Anthem. But ESPN panelist Kevin Blackstone says it’s got to stop.

“It has been going on in sports since the first National Anthem was played in the World Series back in 1917. It’s time for people to back away,’ Blackstone said.


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