The Philadelphia 76ers formally apologized Friday to a singer who was yanked at the last minute from performing the national anthem over her shirt.
“We are sorry that this happened,” the 76ers team organization said Friday about pulling Sevyn Streeter from performing at the home opener over her “We Matter” shirt.
“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,” the team’s statement continued. “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.”
After Sevyn was told she couldn’t perform, she immediately took to social media to complain. A brief video she posted on Twitter went viral during a Sixers home opener noted for several chaotic moments.