After taking a public beating on social media and a not so public beating from some of the team's players, the Philadelphia 76ers have issued an apology to Sevyn Streeter for not allowing her to sing the national anthem while wearing a shirt that read "We Matter."
The statement reads:
"We are sorry that this happened. After receiving feedback from our players, basketball operations staff and ownership group, we believe that the wrong decision was made, and Sevyn should have been welcomed to sing. We apologize to her, and in an effort to move the conversation forward, we have reached out to offer her an opportunity to return and perform at a game of her choice. We are waiting to hear back.”