LSU players didn’t come out for National Anthem but coach says it was just a big misunderstanding

Last night during the women’s college basketball playoffs, the players for LSU didn’t come out while the National Anthem anthem was being played. In fact the were on the court beforehand but left the court before the anthem started.

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But the head coach says it was a misunderstanding, that she didn’t even know what time the National Anthem was being played. She said they were just focused on their pre-game routine and missed it:

Before the game tipped off, several fans noticed that the Tigers didn’t come out for the National Anthem. For a team that’s been shrouded in controversy all season, many believed it was some sort of gesture. However, Mulkey explains that it wasn’t done intentionally but just happened to fall in line with their pregame routine.

“Honestly, I don’t even know when the Anthem was played,” Kim Mulkey said. “We kind of have a routine where we are on the floor and then they come off at the 12-minute mark. We just — I don’t know, we come in and we do our pregame stuff. I’m sorry — listen, that’s nothing intentionally done.”

A year after cutting down the final nets of the year in Dallas, LSU will now have to sit and watch the rest of the tournament play out after being eliminated in the Elite Eight.

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