Philadelphia flyers have officially removed the statue of Kate Smith outside their arena and will no longer play in Smith's "Bless America" games, the team said in a statement on Sunday.
New York Yankee decision to suspend the use of "God bless America" Smith during the seventh time while they are investigating a statement about racism against a late singer.
New York Daily News reported that there were controversial claims about "That Should Darkies Were Born" by Smith's 1939 song. The song originated in Broadway on 1931, "Scouts of George White," and was considered satire, but it includes racist language. He was recorded by Smith, and also by Paul Robeson, who was black.
On Sunday, Flyers published the following statement:
"The flyers used a long and popular relationship with God bless America, as did the late Kate Smith, a woman who was awarded the President's Honorary Medal for her patriotic contribution to our country.
"But in recent days we have learned that several songs that Kate Smith performed in the 1930s include words and feelings that are incompatible with the values of our organization and cause painful and inappropriate themes.
President Flyers quoted Paul Holmgren's team: "The NHL's" Hockey for All "principle is all about flyers. As a result, we can not stand idle when material from an era prevents anyone who we are today."
The librarians believed that Smith's transfer of "God bless America" would be successful after she performed live on the game. 6 Finaldifia won Boston in this game to win her first tournament.