Who would have thought the MLB All-Star game would be overshadowed by an anthem controversy from a Canadian quartet?
During the pre-game performance of "O Canada," The Tenors' Remigio Pereira sang: "We're all brothers and sisters, all lives matter to the great," replacing the original lyrics, "With glowing hearts we see thee rise, the True North strong and free."
It was obviously not planned, because just look at the other tenors' reactions:
— Andy Cole (@AndyCole84) July 13, 2016
The band quickly apologized for the altered lyrics and blamed them squarely on Pereira.
In a statement released just hours after the performance, the group said the singer acted as a "lone wolf" and said he would not be performing with them until further notice.
— The Tenors (@TenorsMusic) July 13, 2016
There was no mention of the term WTF, but we're sure they were thinking it.
The performance sparked a wave of online outrage online over both the sanctity of Canada's national anthem, and the use of "all lives matter," which has been criticized by the Black Lives Matter movement and its supporters for diminishing their struggle for equality.
With files from Maham Abedi