#MEDIAMINUTE: Sevyn Streeter x Philadelphia 76'ers have an issue@!
October 27, 2016No Comments
If you just watch this video, you’ll know what the problem is and how the 76ers have some explaining to do after they didn’t allow Sevyn Streeter to perform the national anthem because of her “we matter” jersey.
Sevyn confirmed this morning that she was not told there was a dress code, and that they approached her 2 minutes before she was supposed to perform and gave her a choice of wearing one of their jerseys, or not performing and all and she chose the latter.
In a vague statement released, the 76ers responded to the controversy with this:
The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community.”
We will keep you posted as the story develops!