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VIDEO: Fans Sing Poignant O Canada National Anthem Before Penguins-Flyers Game In Support Of Ottawa After Shootings

VIDEO: Fans Sing Poignant O Canada National Anthem Before Penguins-Flyers Game In Support Of Ottawa After Shootings

Sport again showed how it can unite people in the most dreadful circumstances.

Yesterday, a gunman shot and killed a soldier at an Ottawa memorial before being shot and killed himself in the Canadian parliament building.

It comes just days after another soldier was murdered in Quebec.

And in tribute to a nation in mourning, O Canada – the country’s national anthem – was played before the Pittsburgh Penguins‘ 5-3 defeat to the Philadelphia Flyers last night.

There were several Canadians on both sides and Sean Gentille of the Sporting News managed to catch the emotional anthem on video here:

Professional sport may attract plenty of unsavoury stories but this was a true reflection of what good can come from it.

 

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