[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The NCAA learned a hard, pro-American lesson over the weekend. Never tell a group of patriotic Americans that there is not time to sing the national anthem. Such patriots will take matters into their own hands to pay tribute to this great republic.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]The decision was made by officials to not sing “The Star Spangled Banner,” our national anthem, before the second game of the day on Sunday night at NCAA Regional Softball tournament, which was held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Perhaps officials thought since the national anthem was already sung twice, people wouldn’t mind not singing it before the third game, as is traditional at American sporting events, because they decided there wasn’t time.
They were wrong.
Not only did the Ragin Cajun fans start singing the national anthem as the players were warming up before the game, the players stopped their warm-ups during the singing of our national anthem as well.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]One fan, George Fawcett, who graduated from the University of Louisiana in the 1960s said, “We’re standing up to do the national anthem and they said you don’t need to stand up, you don’t need to take your hats off. We aren’t doing the national anthem. We’ve already done it. Don’t tell a bunch of Cajun fans who love their softball team that they can’t sing the National Anthem. You don’t have to play it but we’re going to sing it.”
God Bless America!