The 76ers were contractually within their rights to block Sevyn Streeter from singing the national anthem Wednesday because she wore a “WE MATTER” jersey.
But they also made a choice – to silence someone who was asking for only her dignity as a person so they could present a faux unity.
Thanks to some implied pressure from their players, the 76ers saw the error of their ways.
Dei Lynam of CSN Philly:
Why did the 76ers say “The wrong decision was made” rather than “We made the wrong decision”? They’re still deflecting responsibility, but at least they reached the right outcome.
I hope Streeter returns to perform the anthem wearing the same jersey, but after that experience, I wouldn’t blame her if she chooses not to.