Should the national anthem be banned from sporting events? | The Tylt
The playing of the national anthem began in Major League Baseball during World War I and quickly spread to all other sports after World War II. But with it being used as a political statement, along with, um, interesting renditions by Fergie and Carl Lewis, some are asking what "The Star-Spangled Banner" has to do with sporting events anyway. Others believe the anthem is an important patriotic ritual honoring those who sacrificed their lives to protect the country's freedoms, including doing things like watch a sporting event. What do you think? 🇺🇸
Should the national anthem be banned from sporting events?