WATCH: Technical Issues Ruin National Anthem, Halftime Show During AFC Championship Game

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Eli Apple’s coverage at Arrowhead Stadium wasn’t the worst offense on Sunday.

Leading up to the AFC Championship Game’s kickoff, the Arrowhead tech crew fumbled their handling of singer-songwriter Ashanti’s rendition of the national anthem.

Ashanti’s microphone was muted to start out the anthem, as seen through the CBS broadcast. As the singer belted out “O Say Can You See,” 76,416 fans were unable to hear what she said.


Heading into halftime, Cincinnati appeared to be out of tune with their winning recipe, down 21-10 before the third.

UPDATE: At halftime, the CBS broadcast suffered the greatest flop of Sunday after letting country singer Walker Hayes’ live performance at Arrowhead tune out the panel’s halftime commentary.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.


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  1. LOL.. Walker Hayes is NOT a “Country Singer.” He’s a “Country Rap Performer” (I’m not going to use the adjectives: “Singer” or “Artist” for him, either)..

    “Country Rap” is better known a C-Rap.. or just simply, CRAP!

    [“Technical glitch” to mute the National Anthem? Wow, so we’re just gonna buy that line of BS and move on? OK.]

  2. It was hilarious listening to the idiots shouting at each other during the halftime show while the music was blasting. What is the point of the halftime show being on the field? Put the clowns back in the studio where they belong.

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