When the public address announcer told the crowd at a high school softball championship game in Fresno, California, on Friday the national anthem would not be played prior to the game, the crowd took the pre-game tradition into their own hands.
According to the Fresno Bee, when the PA official twice announced there would be no national anthem rendition preceding the matchup between Clovis and Buchanan high schools, the crowd erupted in boos.
Both the teams turned to face the field and they all started singing the national anthem.
They started to play some music, and the people took that as the national anthem and they all started singing, which I think is obviously a wonderful thing to show off their patriotism.”
It’s all a learning experience for everyone and [going forward] we’re playing the national anthem at every game,” Kayajanian added.