...the San Antonio Spurs asked Sebastien De La Cruz to do the honors. De La Cruz, an 11-year-old Mexican-American, is a San Antonio resident who appeared as a singer on America’s Got Talent last year, and he didn’t disappoint.
That the Spurs chose a Latino boy in a mariachi suit quickly became a controversy, with social media users asking why an “illegal alien” was singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and why he was “dressed like such a little Mexican.” One Twitter user posited that “They prolly made this Mexican sing to stay in America.”
De La Cruz was quick to respond , as was San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who wrote in a Facebook message that De La Cruz “represent[s] the best of our nation’s future!” Spurs coach Greg Poppovich blasted the critics as “idiots” who were for some reason “proud of their ignorance.” But the Spurs organization itself had the best response, because it asked De La Cruz to come back and sing the national anthem again before Game 4 Thursday night. And he killed it:
Friday, June 14, 2013
Good job Spurs
I haven't commented on this because well "low hanging and rotten fruit" but good for the team and its management for doubling down on those assholes.
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Good on the Spurs. In the past, vitriol from the Nitwit Brigade has cowed any number of folks, who should have known better.
To the cavers, I say: Watch what happens to the Spurs for this outrageous outrage. I'm betting it will be nothing or less. Which makes craven responses from the past all the more odious. And now there will be even less of an excuse to let these bigots run our national discourse.
Good job, Sebastien, but, I'd like to introduce you to Jimi Hendrix's version....
Puts meaning into that "bombs bursting in air" business....
Spurs coach Greg Poppovich blasted the critics as “idiots” who were for some reason “proud of their ignorance.”
It's Texas, for pete's sake, people fitting that description are thick on the ground. Including the last President.
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