Delaware School Sorry for Serving Up Roseanne

Seaford High School played it before a volleyball game
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 28, 2019 3:00 PM CDT
Delaware School Sorry for Serving Up Roseanne
In this July 25, 1990, file photo, comedienne Roseanne Barr holds her fingers in her ears as she screams the National Anthem between games of the San Diego Padres and the Cincinnati Reds doubleheader in San Diego, Calif.   (AP Photo/Joan Fahrenthold, File)

"The Star-Spangled Banner" isn't an unusual feature of high school pregame festivities, but Roseanne Barr's screeching 1990s rendition surprised spectators at one Delaware volleyball game, the AP reports. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the Seaford School District apologized Wednesday for the shock served at Seaford High School's Tuesday game against Milford High. A letter from Superintendent David Perrington says pregame proceedings will be improved to spike future occurrences and the lapse is being investigated.

Officials didn't immediately explain how Barr's infamous version, performed before a San Diego Padres game, was set. The letter says the district usually plays the national anthem before sports games as a way to honor the US and its armed forces. It says the district will play the district-approved version in the future.

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