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During the national anthem, why don’t announcers ask sports fans to put their hands over their heart

By Ned Seaton

Q: Why do public sports announcers not ask fans to place their hand over their heart for the playing of the national anthem?  They always say: “Please stand and remove your hat for the playing of the national anthem.”  Standing and removing your hat are both prerequisites, but so is placing your hand on your heart.

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