MLB to Investigate the San Diego Padres’ Gay Chorus Disaster

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus

Major League Baseball is investigating a humiliating incident that took place involving the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus at the Padres’ Pride Night.

As we reported over the weekend, the gay men’s chorus took the field to sing the national anthem but as they were set to start their performance, a recording of a woman singing the Star-Spangled Banned blared throughout the stadium. The song was not stopped and the chorus was led off the field to jeers from the crowd.

The Padres apologized to the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus for the incident and fired the contractor supposedly responsible for what the ball club called an “unintentional mistake.”

RELATED: MLB Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean Reacts to Padres’ Gay Chorus Incident

Now, MLB spokesman Pat Courtney says he is looking into why the gay men’s chorus was unable to perform at Pride Night.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports:

“It’s difficult to say a timetable,” Courtney said. “It depends how long it is, in terms of where the information takes you. The plan is and the goal is, as expeditiously as possible.” […]

Courtney said the Padres reached out to his office.

Team President Mike Dee later tweeted out MLB’s involvement.

“People raised concerns,” he said. “People take things like this seriously, like they should. We share those concerns, too. I know the Padres take this seriously.”


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