Members of The Tenors quickly a group member Tuesday night after one member of the group inserted a political statement into the lyrics of the Canadian anthem before the MLB all-star game in San Diego.
During their on-field performance, a line in the anthem was changed to “We’re all brothers and sisters, all lives matter to the great.” The normal line is “With glowing hearts we see thee rise, the True North strong and free.”
On Facebook, members of the British Columbia-based group were quick to blame the alteration on Remigio Pereira, saying he acted as a “lone wolf” and the he changed the anthem to serve his own political views.
Pereira — the ‘lone wolf’ who sang the lyric — also held up a sign during the anthem saying “All Lives Matter” while “United We Stand” was written on the back of the sign.
A lot of fans at the park reacted with surprise. How did everyone on social media react? You can probably guess…
I don't mind the 4 Tenors changing the words to O Canada so long as they don't mind me changing their name to the 4 Morons— Bill Hayes (@billhayes226) July 13, 2016
I dreamt that last night a Canadian went on American television and changed the words of O Canada to say "all lives matter". Weird, right?— Kristi Colleen (@KristiColleen) July 13, 2016