‘I do not belong here’: Ravens national anthem singer announces resignation

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— Joey Odoms, the main national anthem vocalist for the Baltimore Ravens, has resigned after three years. On Tuesday, the fight veteran who served trips of responsibility in Afghanistan revealed his resignation on Instagram. The people I have actually had the pleasure of meeting at the Ravens organization have been nothing however good to me, however the tone/actions of a great deal of NFL fans in the midst of our nation’s cultural crisis, have persuaded me that I do not belong here.

Someone as soon as told me to constantly ‘go where you’re welcomed.’ This is not a psychological response to current occasions, rather an ethical choice that part of me regrets but my core knows is the ideal option.

In a Facebook post following his announcement, Odoms composed: “Fans who assault players for opposing, (a right which I fought to safeguard), but are merely not interested in comprehending why, is the reason I am resigning.”

Odoms choice comes 2 days after a number of Ravens’ gamers took a knee throughout the anthem in response to President Donald Trump’s comments that required NFL owners to fire those who don’t stand throughout the nationwide anthem.

Kevin Byrne, Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations, informed the Baltimore Sun the team appreciates Odoms’ service.

Odoms initially started working for the Ravens after he won a skill competitors in 2014 to end up being the group’s official singer.

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