Singer Forgets Words to National Anthem at Broncos-Chiefs Game


The only thing that is more embarrassing than forgetting the words to the national anthem in front of a stadium full of thousands of fans, players and coaches is — wait, that is the most embarrassing thing.

Mike Eli of Kansas City’s Eli Young Band was not forgiven on Sunday when he botched the song, forgetting what came after “twilight’s last gleaming.” The fans immediately began booing as the singer hung his head in shame. After a brief mumble, Eli’s buddy, who was standing behind him, tried to whisper the lyrics into his ear, to no avail.

The second time proved to be a charm as he finished the anthem with a loud cheer from the Chiefs’ home crowd once he hit “home of the brave,” where fans in Kansas City like to say “home of the Chiefs.”

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