The heartbroken niece is demanding a meeting with Yankees executives and wants fans to decide if her beloved aunt’s rousing performance of “God Bless America” — which became a seventh-inning stretch staple at Yankee Stadium following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks — should continue.
The niece said she’s received an avalanche of support from fans since the controversy surfaced, and it’s emboldened the family to publicly crusade to clear Kate Smith’s name.
“Aunt Kathryn didn’t have a racist bone in her body. She loved everybody,” Andron insisted.
“We’re just shocked and aghast,” she told The Post from her home in Raleigh, N.C. “I’d like to know who made this decision — this cowardly decision. The Yankees have not called. This was out of the blue.”