Ticket-takers at the home stadium of the Anaheim Angels baseball team have reportedly objected to the team’s demand to work through the singing of the national anthem.
ABC7.com reported Thursday that employees of Angel Stadium -- based in Anaheim, Calif. -- were told that the new measure would help keep the crowd moving and improve security. The workers, however, say the directive is disrespectful.
"They've always stopped," Jeff Froehlich, a representative from the Service Employees International Union, with represents the workers, told the station. "They would like to see that tradition continued."
The report said that the Angels agreed to -- at least temporarily -- allow these workers to stop during the anthem and will seek alternative measures.