Last week the Philadelphia 76ers made a terrible decision to not allow Sevyn Streeter to sing the National Anthem because she was wearing a shirt that said “We Matter” across the front. They found out about her shirt only minutes before she was scheduled to sing and pulled the plug which was not only embarrassing to her but was also a public relations nightmare for the franchise (and rightfully so). They apologized shortly after and invited Sevyn back to sing whenever she wanted and it appears she accepted the apology today.


The Sixers issued a statement, explaining they spoke with Sevyn and agreed on December 16th as the date for her to come back and sing.

“After thoughtful conversation, the 76ers and Sevyn Streeter have worked together to develop a plan we hope will bring meaningful action to the Philadelphia community. Sevyn has accepted our offer to return to perform the national anthem on Friday, December 16th vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. She will also be joining the organization in our ongoing efforts in the community by partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia. Additionally, the Sixers will make a donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia.”

Sevyn accepted the apology and made it clear she will still be wearing her “We Matter” shirt when she returns to Philly.

“After a meaningful dialogue with the 76ers organization, I have accepted their apology. In order to move forward, it was important to me that we take action and use this as an opportunity to create positive change and dialogue throughout the community. The Sixers and I plan to work together through multiple community outreach programs to promote inclusion and acceptance. Our first initiative will be with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, to whom they are graciously making a donation. I am also looking forward to returning to Philadelphia in December to perform the national anthem wearing my ‘We Matter’ jersey at the 76ers game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers.”

Sevyn took to social media on the night of October 26th to explain what just happened and even Sixers players were planning their own protest against the franchise over their decision. Thankfully the front office, after showing they lacked any common sense, got their act together and extended the apology and invitation to return.

Based on the way they treated her that night I don’t think anyone would’ve blamed Sevyn if she declined to return but she showed she was the bigger person in the situation.