Days after pulling Sevyn Streeter’s scheduled performance of the national anthem because she wore a shirt that said “We Matter,” the team has issued an apology and invited her back to sing it before another game.

“We are sorry that this happened. After receiving feedback from our players, basketball operations staff and ownership group, we believe the wrong decision was made, and Sevyn should have been welcomed to sing,” the team said in a statement issued Friday.

“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.”

Just as Streeter was about to walk onto the court to sing the anthem before the season-opener for both the 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia staffers told her that she couldn’t sing while wearing a jersey bearing the phrase “We Matter.”

A team dancer was the last-minute fill-in for Streeter.


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6 thoughts on “76ers Apologize To Sevyn Streeter For Yanking Performance

  1. There’s is a place and time to protest, show your support against something, etc. If you are “invited” to perform at an event; especially the national anthem, you should display nothing less than professionalism…and that includes your attire! Your personal opinions should not be displayed. Although Sevyn is a beautiful young lady, her attire was beyond unprofessional for the event; especially if she wants more bookings at “professional” events. #ALL Lives Matter!

    • While you are correct in what you are saying…she is still allowed to express how she feels and doing so via a tee shirt was her way….let us not forget Rosanne Barr singing the National Anthem in a manner totally disrespectful…forget about her attire what of her attitude?

      • And she was never seen on another field, arena or court again. Thank God. Everyone has a right to express themselves however they want. However you shouldn’t go whimpering and whining to anyone who will listen when you choose to express yourself yourself on company time and get shown the door. Coming into my office wearing whoever matters on the front of a shirt or blouse would automatically get you unapologetically sent home. It’s the owner’s right.

  2. Robert Gillum on said:

    Kates1221 what are you talking about? What the staffers did was stupid, prejudice, and controlling. If I was her I would say no thank you. You made your decision when you attempted to humiliate me. Go Fuck Yourselves 76ers. This doesn’t surprise me, after living in Philadelphia for 12+yrs it was one of the most overt racist and prejudice places I lived.

    • I think people just about burnt out on reading apologies. Once someone issues an apology for something after they’ve done absolutely nothing to apologize for, I lose faith and interest in what they say and do. Therefore, I lose interest in what they have to say.

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