It was just another
college football game on Saturday in Hartford, Connecticut, until just
before kickoff, an announcement came over the loud speakers that there
would be no playing of the National Anthem.
Everyone was on the field, the coin toss had just happened, and players
had their helmets off, standing at attention, ready for the Anthem to be
played, Coach Jeff Devanney told Fox News.
But after a few moments of silence, it was announced the PA system
failed – and there would be no playing of the Anthem.
Trinity senior fullback Ethan Suraci told Fox News the silence “felt
like forever, honestly. You could hear the crowd and the opposing team”
expressing disappointment over the announcement.
Suraci said he immediately started belting out the words to what he
calls “America’s song,” which also happens to be his favorite song, and
it seemed everyone joined in.