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No anthem, no problem: High school sports crowd spontaneously breaks into song...

• http://www.dailymail.co, By MICHELLE GANNEY

A crowd at a high school softball championship game burst into song after the announcer said they wouldn't be playing the national anthem Friday in In Fresno, California.

According to Fresno Bee the stadium started booing after the announcer said: 'There will be no anthem, let's just play softball.'

Fan Tiffany Marquez said she was 'shocked' when the announcer said they weren't going to play it. 'Within seconds, you could hear people in the crowd singing and the volume of their voices building. There I was, standing in the middle of a true testament to unity and patriotism.'

'After some booing, the whole stadium stood up and started singing it on their own.' 

Event coordinator Bob Kayajanian said that when more than one game is played in a day, the anthem is generally played only before the first game. 

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