Seeing that they might have been wrong, the Philadelphia 76ers have picked a date for Sevyn Streeter to come back and perform the national anthem after the team didn’t allow her to sing while wearing a “We Matter” jersey on October 26.
In a statement to The Associated Press on Saturday, the 76ers and Streeter agreed that she would perform wearing her “We Matter” jersey at the team’s Dec. 16 home game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Statement from 76ers on the Sevyn Streeter's anthem situation pic.twitter.com/7WZZAzCtG5
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) October 28, 2016
“After thoughtful conversation, the 76ers and Sevyn Streeter have worked together to develop a plan we hope will bring meaningful action in the Philadelphia Community,” the team’s statement read.
Streeter for her part, said said she accepted the Sixers apology:
“In order to move forward, it was important to me that we take action and use this as an opportunity to create positive change and dialogue throughout the community.”
Streeter was told before the game she could not perform and replaced by a member of the dance team.
The team later apologized.