The Yankees said they decided to pull the song after learning about Smith’s past, saying they opted to err “on the side of sensitivity.”

“The Yankees have been made aware of a recording that had been previously unknown to us and decided to immediately and carefully review this new information,” a club spokesman said. “The Yankees take social, racial and cultural insensitivities very seriously. And while no final conclusions have been made, we are erring on the side of sensitivity.”


Anyway, “God Bless America” sucks in general and should be replaced with a better song.

[New York Daily News]