Can we take a quick second to talk about Oilers fans singing the American National Anthem before tonight’s game against the Anaheim Ducks? That was pretty spectacular.
— BRETT KISSEL (@BrettKissel) April 30, 2017
Every year, there are always stories that seem to come out where pockets of people boo the Canadian or American National Anthem. Tonight was not one of those nights. Rather than boo the USA anthem, the fans at Rogers Place did they complete opposite as they sang the entire song from start to finish. When Brett Kissel’s microphone died, the crowd had his back, jumped in and knocked the anthem out of the park without the help of any lyrics. That wasn’t a planned thing, but that was just some high-quality improv by the Edmonton faithful and a proud moment for the city.
You’re going to want to take another look at this one.
The owners of the Anaheim Ducks released a statement congratulating Oilers fans for their passionate rendition of the American National Anthem.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) May 1, 2017