While “The Star Spangled Banner” was being sung ahead of Tuesday night’s game between the Nashville Predators and the Toronto Maple Leafs, the sound system failed in the middle of the performance. But the crowd at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre (ACC) compensated for whatever technical difficulties there might have been.
ACC sound system was a no show. #Leaf fans had to finish singing the Star Spangled Banner.
— Willie Handler (@WillieHandler) November 19, 2014
Fans on both sides of the border reacted on Twitter:
Sound broke at maple leaf game and fans belted out star spangled banner – US is so lucky for our friend in #Canada brought tear to my eye
— Jim Fitzgerald (@jimfitz8) November 19, 2014
— Alecia Polhill (@LeighBear35) November 19, 2014
— PhilDonne (@phidon) November 19, 2014
Great job by Leaf fans at the ACC to chime in and finish the U.S anthem and sing our anthem after Mic problems for the real singer.
— Dean Brown (@PxPOttawa) November 19, 2014
shoutout to maple leaf fans. nice job on anthem last night, we love ‘O Canada’ in STL and sing it proudly.
— Joshua Jackson (@jjagzon) November 20, 2014
Last month in Pittsburgh, before a game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers, the crowd joined in “O Canada,” even though no Canadian team was involved, honoring Corporal Nathan Cirillo who had recently been killed in a terrorist attack in Ottawa.
h/t The Blaze
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