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BREAKING:-Flyers remove Kate Smith Statue under cover of darkness

Alex Lloyd Gross- Photo- Delaware Valley News.com Kate Smith statue is now gone

By Alex Lloyd Gross

It’s gone.  Just yesterday, April 20, 2019,  this news site urged fans to go to the Wells Fargo Center, where the Flyers play, if they wanted to see the Kate Smith statue. It was covered and  wrapped in a black drape. Now, less than a day later, it’s gone in the night.

The site where her statue once stood is blocked by bicycle rack. The Flyers have faced heated backlash for covering their matriarch and fans are certain to erupt with fury when they find she is gone. You can read the original story here

This is not over, although the Flyers may be over, and ticket sales may suffer, the organization wanted to stem off any kind of racist implications. In short, Smith sang a song with a black singer, named Paul Robeson, called “That’s Why darkies Were Born”. It was satirical and actually made fun of racists. Smith despised racism and actually toured a military base, even autographing a bomb to be dropped on Hitler’s Germany.  She was photographed doing that, so it actually happened.

Smith sang the satirical song, but had no input in writing it.  Flyers alumni are not happy with the political correctness of their old team. Flyers fans were not happy that Kate Smith’s statue was covered up. They will be furious that she is gone. It was not even put up to a vote, or anything, the grounds crews came in the cover of night and took the statue. Not even giving her fans a chance to say goodbye, or any kind of investigation to determine if the accusations were true.

Alex Lloyd Gross
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7 Responses “BREAKING:-Flyers remove Kate Smith Statue under cover of darkness”

  1. April 21, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Of course they did, a shame what we are becoming.

  2. April 21, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    She’s going to be replaced with a Meek Mill statue.

  3. April 21, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Just because she was paid to sing those songs doesn’t mean she believed the words. People were under contract back then and had to do what they were told. This is BS!

  4. April 21, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    The Flyers will continue to see smaller crowds as time goes on. I personally will spend money to see the Sixers instead of the Flyers for the foreseeable future. It’s a shame because the Flyers had a strong fan base, but now empty seats are pretty common.

  5. April 21, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    The Broad Street Bullies have become the Broad Street Chickenshits.

  6. April 21, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Disgrace. Take them all down

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