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Delaware school district apologizes for playing Roseanne’s national anthem performance before volleyball game

2019-09-27

A Delaware school district is investigating why a version of the national anthem performed by comedian Roseanne Barr was played before a girls volleyball game on Tuesday.

The incident occurred before a game between Seaford and Milford high schools.

“The district plays the national anthem prior to sporting events to honor our country and in support for the men and women who serve in the nation’s armed forces,” Superintendent David Perrington said in a statement. “In the future, the district will utilize our district-approved version at athletic events.”

Widely considered one of the worst anthem performances of all time, Barr’s aural assault came before a 1990 baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium.