Republican Wants to Require National Anthem in Wisconsin

The national anthem would have to be played before all sporting events held at Wisconsin venues that received any public funding, under a bill that a Republican lawmaker has introduced.

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FILE - Carolina Panthers players stand for the National Anthem during an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis., in this Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, file photo. The national anthem would have to be played before all sporting events at Lambeau Field, the Fiserv Forum and all other Wisconsin venues that have received taxpayer money under a bill introduced Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in the state Legislature by a Republican lawmaker. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The national anthem would have to be played before all sporting events held at Wisconsin venues that received any public funding, from Green Bay Packers games at Lambeau Field to beer league softball games at local parks, under a bill that a Republican lawmaker introduced Thursday. The sweeping proposal from state Sen. Patrick Testin, of Stevens Point, comes after the Dallas Mavericks did not play “The Star-Spangled Banner” before home games…

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