Watch: LSU Skips National Anthem, Then Gets Knocked Out of March Madness Tournament by Iowa


The schadenfreude that erupted on social media was delicious after the Louisiana State women’s basketball team — which skipped the national anthem — lost to Iowa on Monday night in the NCAA Tournament.

The Hawkeyes punched their ticket to the Final Four by knocking off LSU 94-87 in the eagerly awaited rematch of last year’s record-breaking national title game.

Iowa superstar guard Caitlin Clark scored a stunning 41 points to lead her team to victory at MVP Arena in Albany, New York.

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Patriots on social media gleefully celebrated the Hawkeyes’ win, with many scornfully noting that the Tigers had skipped the national anthem before the game.

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“This is the LSU women’s basketball team. They walked off the court during the National Anthem,” Libs of TikTok wrote on X.

“They just got CRUSHED by Iowa 94-87. LOVE TO SEE IT!”

Podcaster Benny Johnson posted, “LSU Women’s Basketball Team skipped the National Anthem. Iowa stood proud. … Let this be a lesson to all players: the cringy, selfish woke athlete moment is OVER.”

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Others joined in, suggesting the Tigers got what they deserved with their disrespect of “The Star-Spangled Banner.

After the game, Tigers coach Kim Mulkey told reporters the team’s walk-off before the anthem wasn’t “intentionally done.”

“Honestly, I don’t even know when the anthem was played,” Mulkey said. “We kind of have a routine where we’re on the floor and then they come off at the 12-minute mark. I don’t know. We come in and do our pregame stuff.”

Notwithstanding LSU’s antics, the disgraceful trend of American athletes disrespecting the national anthem has subsided with the collapse of the race-hustling Black Lives Matter movement.

As a reminder, BLM was the catalyst for countless riots as well as anti-American “protests” during which athletes knelt during “The Star-Spangled Banner” at NFL, NBA and other sports events.

Athletes don’t have to be flag-waving zealots, but they should have enough class and decorum to not openly show contempt for their own country. It’s just common courtesy.

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