Singer adds 'All lives matter' lyric to Canadian national anthem at All-Star game

Imagine if someone changed the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner to make a political statement while singing it at a baseball game. Not cool, right?

Check out what happened Tuesday night at the Major League Baseball All-Star game at Petco Park in San Diego:


The group singing “O Canada” is called The Tenors and as you saw, they modified the lyric to the Canadian national anthem to say “All lives matter.” This was clearly a response to the recent events in Dallas and to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The actual lyrics are:

“With glowing hearts we see thee rise. The True North strong and free.”

But, Remigio Pereira, pulled out a sign from his suit that said “All Lives Matter” on one side and “United We Stand” on the other and, he sang:

“We’re all brothers and sisters. All lives matter to the great.”

Pereira acted alone, according to the official Twitter feed of The Tenors.

The Tenors have announced that Mr. Pereira has been suspended from the group for his actions.

For his part, “Lone wolf” Pereira explained his actions, also on Twitter, naturally:


You can imagine the reaction:

We all have our strong opinions about Black Lives Matter and about whether combating that divisive slogan with “All Lives Matter” is an effective response or not. But there are a few things we can all agree on, can’t we?

National anthems should not be altered unilaterally for any political cause.

And, as this Twitter user says:



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