Baltimore Ravens national anthem singer resigns: ‘I do not belong there’

Baltimore Ravens nationwide anthem singer Joey Odoms introduced his resignation Tuesday — 2 days after hundreds of NFL players knelt during “ The Star-Spangled Banner ad, ” including several Ravens gamers.

Odoms, a Maryland National Safeguard member who served in Afghanistan, announced the move in a Fb and Instagram post,   The Baltimore Sunlight   reported.

“The tone/actions of the large number of NFL fans in the midst of the country’s cultural crisis have certain me that I do not belong right now there, ” Odoms wrote. “Someone as soon as told me to always ‘go exactly where you’re welcomed. ’ This is not a good emotional reaction to recent events, instead an ethical decision that element of me regrets but my primary knows is the right choice. inch

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Odom ended his post simply by thanking his fans “ for your opportunity to grow as a performer as well as for allowing me to live out the dream of sharing my gift together with you. ”

Kevin Byrne, a senior vice leader of the team’ s public plus community relations, confirmed Odoms’ resignation to The Baltimore Sun.

“ We significantly appreciate the work Joey did for all of us and we thank him, ”   Byrne told The Baltimore Sunlight.

Weekend began with members of the Gambling and the Baltimore Ravens either having a knee or locking arms since the U. S. national anthem has been sung at London’s Wembley Arena. Those who were not kneeling, including the instructors on both teams and Jaguars proprietor Shahid Khan, locked arms throughout the national anthem. The players then was up for “ God Save the particular Queen, ” the British anthem.

The particular protests were in response to President Trump’ s comments Friday night throughout a rally for Alabama’s Senate major.

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“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these brilliant NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say ‘get that will son of a b —- from the field right now? Out! He’s terminated! He’s fired, ‘” Trump informed the crowd.

Trump’ s remarks started criticism from a number of professional sportsmen and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate insufficient respect for the NFL, our excellent game and all of our players, along with a failure to understand the overwhelming drive for good our clubs and gamers represent in our communities, ” Goodell said.

More than 200 players around the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE knelt or sat during the nationwide anthem on Sunday, according to  The Associated Press.

The Baltimore Sunlight reported that Ravens fans experienced varied reactions to the display which includes commending the players and others pledging to prevent buying tickets and end their own support for the team.

Odoms, a former 911 operator, received the position ahead of 8 other finalists to sing the particular anthem at home games, The Baltimore Sun reported. The crooner indicated interest in the job after meeting Ruben Harbaugh, the Ravens coach, throughout his 2013 tour in Afghanistan.