LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The San Diego Padres issued a statement on Sunday after receiving heavy backlash when they botched the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus’ National Anthem earlier in the week.
The Chorus said on its Facebook page that the Stadium played a recording of a female voice singing the anthem while over 100 members were on the field ready to sing.
Chorus members called for the Padres and Major League Baseball to investigate whether someone intentionally played a woman’s voice “with the purpose of denigrating and/or ridiculing gay men.”
Their statement said no attempt was made to stop the recording and that the group received “homophobic taunts” while being escorted off the field.
Here is the full statement from the Padres organization.
Here is the original post from the group’s Facebook page: