Toronto Maple Leafs fans sing U.S. anthem after singer mic fail and reactions are priceless
Some technical difficulties kicked off the fun at Scotiabank Arena during the Toronto Maple Leafs' Monday night home game versus the Buffalo Sabres, but fans were there to save the day.
Singer Natalie Morris made it through the first line of the American anthem, but due to a microphone malfunction, her voice could barely be heard by fans in the arena or those watching at home.
No mic? No problem! 👏— NHL (@NHL) March 13, 2023
Listen as the crowd at @ScotiabankArena finished singing the American anthem after a microphone malfunction! pic.twitter.com/SK8nGqP8Qn
The crowd did not skip a beat, quickly jumping into action and taking over for Morris.
Mic issues during the American anthem?🎤 🇺🇸— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) March 13, 2023
Leafs Nation has it covered 👏 pic.twitter.com/gb4ZqjHwVj
Fans belted out the majority of the anthem, doing a pretty impressive job according to social media reactions.
You did great!— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) March 13, 2023
"Tremendous show of tradition and respect for the game and its participants," said one self-identified "through and through" Bruins fan, adding, "leafs fans just earned some respect back with that one. [...] classy move Toronto."
On behalf of this American who religiously watches @hockeynight every week that @NHLNetwork airs it, I say: thank you! Respectful & impressive. 🇺🇸🏒🇨🇦— Rob Olausen ❎ (@hockeyrob_9) March 14, 2023
Even those who make hating the Leafs a defining character trait are on board with the level of respect shown by the crowd at Scotiabank Arena on Monday night.
Hate the Leafs, especially Pajama Boy… but this is beyond well done by the fans. Great job!— Craig E (@HandicapperFAL) March 14, 2023
U.S. hockey fans seem, in general, pretty pleased with Canadians, though (and not to nitpick) they really need to work on their Americanized spelling of words like "neighbours."
Best neighbors ever— Brandon Duvall (@brandonduvall10) March 13, 2023
A few fans are wondering aloud whether the same courtesy would be extended if a mic outage were to cut out the Canadian anthem in a U.S. arena.
Most hockey fans probably could. If it happened at any other sport, my money is on no.— J. Justin Boggs (@jjboggs) March 14, 2023
The fans might have been just a tad too inspirational for their American neighbours, as the Sabres would come back from a two-goal deficit with four unanswered goals to defeat the Leafs.
Classy but I wish the crowd is that loud while the game is going on...the boys need the fans— Karen P (@Pugs93) March 13, 2023
The Leafs sit in second place in the Atlantic Division with a four-point lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning, and time is ticking down to the start of the playoffs this spring.
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