The Canadian quartet known as “The Tenors” sang the Canadian national anthem “O’Canada” at the MLB All-Star game in San Diego, California on Tuesday night.
They decided to change the words to; “True patriot love in all thy sons command. We’re all brothers and sisters all lives matter to the great.”
It sparked an eruption of cheers from the crowd at Petco Park. However, there’s now concern and controversy, but for now the video is making its way around the internet as it continues to go viral.
“The Tenors” producer is David Foster who is a Canadian record producer, composer, songwriter and arranger.
A statement has been released through The Tenors facebook page:
The Tenors are deeply sorry for the disrespectful and misguided lack of judgment by one member of the group acting as a ‘lone wolf’ today during the singing of the Canadian national anthem at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in San Diego.
The other members of the group are shocked and embarrassed by the actions of Remigio Pereira, who changed the lyrics of our treasured anthem and used this coveted platform to serve his own political views.
Our sincere apologies and regrets go out to everybody who witnessed this shameful act, to our fellow Canadians, to Major League Baseball, to our friends, families, fans and to all those affected.
The actions of one member of this group were extremely selfish and he will not be performing with The Tenors until further notice.
The lone wolf is Remigio Pereira, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts.