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'O Canada,' All Lives Matter Mashup at MLB Game Causes Controversy

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In this Tuesday, July 12, 2016 file photo, The Tenors, shown on the scoreboard, perform during the Canadian National Anthem prior to the MLB baseball All-Star Game, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

By    |   Wednesday, 13 Jul 2016 01:06 PM

The Tenors singer Remigio Pereira altered the lyrics to "O Canada," the Canadian national anthem, to include the phrase "all lives matter," during the MLB all-star game on Tuesday, sparking widespread controversy.

The other members of the Canadian quartet distanced themselves from Pereira, explaining that he acted alone and that they were "shocked and embarrassed" by the changes, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

In a statement posted to Twitter, the group said Pereira has been suspended until further notice.



During the middle portion of the national anthem, Pereira sang, "We're all brothers and sisters. All lives matter to the great." Those words replaced the official lyrics, "With glowing hearts we see thee rise. The True North strong and free."

Pereira also held up a sign proclaiming "All Lives Matter" with "United We Stand" on the back at one point.

After the controversy erupted, Pereira took to Twitter to defend his actions.




Major League Baseball spokesman Matt Bourne said the league was unaware of Pereira plans to change the lyrics, The Associated Press reported.

Twitter users sounded off forcefully in response to the incident.






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The Tenors singer Remigio Pereira altered the lyrics to "O Canada," the Canadian national anthem, to include the phrase "all lives matter," during the MLB all-star game on Tuesday, sparking widespread controversy.
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