Why The U.S. Plays The National Anthem Before Sporting Events – Cheddar Explains

From Cheddar.

The Star-Spangled Banner is played before every sporting event in the United States of America, from little league to the NFL. But most other countries don’t play their anthem before games unless it’s for international play. So how did this turn into such a spectacle and why might things change today?

SOURCES:
-The Guardian
-NFL
-Vulture
-Global Sports Matter

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