Singer Tank Refuses to Sing National Anthem at Clippers Game Amid Donald Sterling Racism Controversy

Singer Tank Will Not Sing At Clippers GameTank says hell no, he won’t go…ahead and sing at Tuesday’s  LA Clippers game. After some highly controversial and racist remarks from the team’s owner, Donald Sterling were release over the weekend, many people are calling for a boycott. Tank is just one of the latest supporters.

He told TMZ:

singer tank can not support the los angeles clippers after racist remarks from donald sterling

On Saturday, members of the Clippers squad took to the court in solidarity, sporting their uniforms inside out and wearing black wrist bands.

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Many feel as though they shouldn’t have played the game at all, but one of the players told ESPN’s Stephen Smith:
“When we dreamed of winning a championship, we certainly didn’t dream of winning it for Donald Sterling, we dreamed of winning it for ourselves.”

This whole thing started after a conversation taped by Sterling’s ex-tenderoni V. Stiviano caught him ranting about an instagram photo of herself and Magic Johnson. He didn’t want her to be seen in public with black people, despite her own biracial identity. The audio from TMZ quoted him saying things like:

It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?”

“I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.”

“…Don’t put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me.  And don’t bring him to my games.”

He made her delete the pic.

Donald Sterling was set to receive an NAACP award next month, but the organization is said to be reviewing it’s selection process in light of the situation.

What do you think? Should the team have played or sat the game out and took the fine? Voice your opinions below!

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