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Watch: Young mariachi singer tackles anthem again, rebuffs critics

Posted by Angela Nelson, Boston.com Staff  June 14, 2013 09:08 AM

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A young mariachi singer who received a plethora of abuse on Twitter after singing the National Anthem on Tuesday night at an NBA Finals game returned to the stage Thursday before Game 4 of the playoff series, and received a standing ovation.

Sebastien De La Cruz, 11, first sang the anthem before Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on Tuesday. Afterward, he received a deluge of racist tweets, many referring to his Mexican ethnicity.

He was invited back to perform before Game 4 on Thursday. See the video below.

Here is a news report on young Sebastien's return invite to sing at the NBA Finals.

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