Canadian vocal quartet “The Tenors” have suspended singer Remigio Pereira for his All-Star Game stunt.
The Tenors performed the Canadian national anthem at Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game in San Diego. Pereira used the platform to give an “All Lives Matter” political message. He held up a sign that read: “All Lives Matter.” Pereira also changed the words in the anthem to: “We’re all brothers and sisters. All lives matter to the great.”
The Tenors issued an apology via Twitter: “The Tenors are deeply sorry for the disrespectful and misguided lack of judgment by one member of the group acting as a ‘lone wolf’ today during the singing of the Canadian national anthem at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in San Diego. The other members of the group are shocked and embarrassed by the actions of Remigio Pereira, who changed the lyrics of our treasured anthem and used this coveted platform to serve his own political views. Our sincere apologies and regrets go out to everybody who witnessed this shameful act, to our fellow Canadians, to Major League Baseball, to our friends, families, fans and to all those affected. The actions of one member of this group were extremely selfish and he will not be performing with The Tenors until further notice,” The Tenors.
What do you think – Disrespectful to Canadians or important message on a large platform to do so?