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Former Flyers VP on Kate Smith: The PC police have struck again | Opinion
Updated: April 20, 2019 - 12:11 PM
Wow, that was fast!
One day after the New York Yankees decided they were “erring on the side of sensitivity” and abruptly ended playing Kate Smith’s “God Bless America” at their seventh-inning stretch, the Philadelphia Flyers literally sacked their longtime fan favorite and good-luck charm.
What’s caused the ruckus are songs she recorded in the 1930s that today are considered racist. The PC police have struck again.
Being the man responsible for first playing the wonderfully patriotic song at a Flyers game instead of the national anthem 50 years ago, I heard my phone explode as reaction on social media went viral and, for the most part, virulent.
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