Padres apologize to gay chorus after they’re booed off field
A gay chorus was booed off the field and taunted amid a mix-up resulting in them never singing the National Anthem they were there to perform.
Things quickly fell apart after the control room accidentally played audio of a woman — believed to have been recorded the night before — singing the anthem as the numbed men stood on the field.
As the men walked off the field without performing, they were booed and taunted by fans, with one spectator yelling at them “You sing like a girl.”
The Padres quickly apologized while the game was still in progress, posting a statement to their Twitter account reading, in part: “A mistake was made in the Petco Park control room that prevented the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus from performing the National Anthem as scheduled.”
“We apologize to anyone in the park who was offended, and have reached out to the Chorus to express our deep regret for the error.”