Saturday, October 29, 2016

PHILLY 76ER'S ISSUES APOLOGY TO SEVYN STREETER OVER "WE MATTER" JERSEY INCIDENT


This past Wednesday songstress Sevyn Streeter was scheduled to attend the home game for the 76er's where she would be singing the U.S. National Anthem. Moments before showtime she was asked not to perform due to the fact that she was wearing a jersey that read the words "We Matter"

Over the following days after the incident the organization has received a great deal of negativity because of their decision. Now they have released an official statement apologizing to Streeter for the unfortunate events that occurred.

Read the statement after the cut.

"We are sorry that this happened. 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. 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."

Watch Sevyn's original response to what happened HERE.

It looks as if the 76er's are back peddling on the original statement that they released that said: "We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community."

Regardless of what was said in the original statement they continued to received much media attention. Sevyn also called into The Breakfast Club the day after the incident to provide more details on what happened.

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