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Tenors Under Fire For Changing Words To Canadian Anthem At MLB All-Star Game

The Tenors are under fire north of the border for changing the words to the Canadian national anthem to deliver a political statement.

During their rendition of 'O Canada' prior to the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, the Canadian quartet changed a line in the anthem to "We're all brothers and sisters, all lives matter to the great," a reference to the upheaval around Black Lives Matter.

The line took the place of "With glowing hearts we see thee rise, the True North strong and free."

After the performance, the group blamed the alteration on Remigio Pereira, saying he acted as a "lone wolf" to "serve his own political views."

They say they are "deeply sorry" and "shocked and embarrassed" over what they term the "disrespectful and misguided lack of judgment by one member of the group."

"The actions of one member of this group were extremely selfish and he will not be performing with The Tenors until further notice," said the statement.

"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."

Pereira also held up a sign during the performance that read "All Lives Matter."

July 13, 2016 |

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