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FRESNO, Calif. -

When it was announced the "Star Spangled Banner" would not be played at a high school softball championship game in California on Friday, first there were boos, but then the crowd took matters into their own hands and sang it themselves. 

Tiffany Marquez was at the game and took video of the rendition, which has now been shared 28,000 times on Facebook. 

"Honestly, I was shocked (when) the announcer stated, 'There will be no anthem, let's just play softball,'" Marquez told the Fresno Bee. "Within seconds, you could hear people in the crowd singing and the volume of their voices building. There I was, standing in the middle of a true testament to unity and patriotism."

The event coordinator, Bob Kayajania, weighed in on the decision to not play the anthem, telling the Bee "The national protocol is the first game of the session you have the national anthem. The games after that are just played. We got caught. They started to play some music and the people took that as the national anthem and they all started singing, which I think is obviously a wonderful thing to show off their patriotism." 

Kayajania said this was a "learning experience" and the anthem would now be played at every game. 

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