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If you think some things in America might be immune from politicization, think again.

An American singer at Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game slipped in an "All Lives Matter" reference in the middle of the Canadian national anthem. Watch:

The rogue member of the group The Tenors, a Canada-based quartet, added in an extraneous verse, "We're all brothers and sisters/All Lives Matter to the great." He also held up an "All Lives Matter" sign.

The Hollywood Reporter says the incident was only shown on Canadian TV, but that it immediately lit up Canadian social media, with users decrying the singer's actions.

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After the game, The Tenors tweeted a statement apologizing for the incident and said the rogue singer, Remigio Pereira, would no longer be performing with the group.

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"The Tenors are deeply sorry for the disrespectful and misguided lack of judgment by one member of the group acting as a 'lone wolf' today during the singing of the Canadian national anthem," they said, adding they were "shocked and embarrassed."

Pereira, an American, later tweeted his own response: "I've been so moved lately by the tragic loss of life and I hoped for a positive statement that would bring us ALL together. ONE LOVE. That was my singular motivation when I said all lives matter."

If you need an explanation of why you should be saying "Black Lives Matter" instead of "All Lives Matter," click here.

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Rob covers business, economics and the environment for Fusion. He previously worked at Business Insider. He grew up in Chicago.