- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Buffalo Wild Wings franchise in southern California has apologized after customers said an employee censored the national anthem during a football game on 9/11.

Customers at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Eastvale told a local CBS affiliate that an employee turned down the volume during “The Star-Spangled Banner” before an NFL game Monday night, saying it was too controversial and that the company had a policy against playing it in the restaurant.

“No one understood what was so controversial. It’s 9/11, it’s a sporting event, why is it controversial?” asked one customer who identified herself as Lori.

Lori snapped a photo of the employee and shared it on social media, prompting a response from the restaurant. She said a manager apologized immediately for the employee’s behavior.

“World Wide Wings, a Buffalo Wild Wings franchise, apologizes for what happened at our restaurant before the Monday Night Football game,” the franchise owner said in a statement, CBS reported. “We do not have a policy regarding this matter.”

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