For as long as has been recorded, the national anthem has been at most, if not all, sporting events showing the United States’ national pride.

Athletes and fans alike have paused to show respect for the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. That all changed last year at the Lafayette regional NCAA Softball Tournament between Louisiana-Lafayette and Baylor.

The game was scheduled to start with the national anthem then proceed to the game.

However, the people in charge told the audience that since it was the third softball game of the day they would not be playing the national anthem.

Yet, the fans were not very happy with that announcement. Some of the audience requested that the event announcer at Lamson Park play the national anthem while the teams warm up.

However, the event announcer ignored their requests, so the fans decided to sing the national anthem on their own, a cappella style. Even the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns and Baylor Bears stopped warming up to go ahead and pay tribute to the country.

This is the definition of patriotism and best act to show it. It is never a bad time to sing the national anthem and the fans at Lamson Park proved it.

h/t: American News

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