The 'lone wolf' tenor has since been suspended from the singing group for his actions, and they've apologized on Facebook. Apparently, Donald Trump was so impressed he's since invited Remigio Perreira to appear at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. I'm kidding?
Source: ABC News
A member of a Canadian singing group caused a stir at Petco Park when he changed a lyric in Canada's national anthem and held up a sign proclaiming "All lives matter" during a pregame performance at the 87th All-Star Game in San Diego on Tuesday.
Remigio Pereira, a member of the British Columbian group the Tenors, pulled out the sign while singing "O Canada" — to the confusion of the other members of the group.
Pereira unexpectedly sang, "We're all brothers and sisters. All lives matter to the great." The anthem's lyric is "With glowing hearts we see thee rise. The True North strong and free."
"United we stand" was also written on the back of his sign.
The stunt followed a week of Black Lives Matter protests in the United States. Proponents of the "all lives matter" response have received criticism for trivializing the problems specifically facing black people.
A Canadian comedian didn't think much of it, as did thousands of others on twitter.
— Mark Critch (@markcritch) July 13, 2016
Changing the lyrics of O Canada to support "All Lives Matter" is an incredibly efficient and effective way to piss off literally everyone
— Greg Balloch (@GregBalloch) July 13, 2016
— Perdita Felicien (@perditafelicien) July 13, 2016
If you squint, you can see this guy going "brrrrrruhhhhhhhhhh" pic.twitter.com/05LKIDCIXN
— Elamin Abdelmahmoud (@elamin88) July 13, 2016