11-year-old, Sebastien de la Cruz sang one of the best renditions of the National Anthem at game three of the NBA finals between San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on Tuesday.
He got cheers and applause from the crowd but his beautiful performance sparked some racist comments on social media.
Here’s what people tweeted.
Why they got this mexican django on my screen singing the national anthem— Heavyarms (@highyellowsimon) June 12, 2013
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EVERYONE GO ON ABC AND TSN! they got a mexican singing the american national anthem, i know after this they deporting him !!— George (@_RealGame) June 12, 2013
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Obviously these racist comments were highly condemned by other users and influential people. As for Sebastien, he said, he was not at all intimidated by these racist comments.
"For those that said something bad about me, I understand it's your opinion," said Sebastien to CNN. "I'm a proud American and live in a free country. It's not hurting me. It's just your opinion."
Here’s how Sebastien peacefully reacted.
It wouldn’t be wrong if we say an 11-year-old has far more class then some so called patriots who do not realize the difference of being racist and patriotic. What do you think?