Singer Loses College World Series Anthem Gig Over Horns Down Gesture

Horns down Y’all.

Singer Zach Collier says his National Anthem performance at the Men’s College World Series has been canceled due to the fact he made the Horns Down gesture before a Women’s College World Series semifinal between Texas and Oklahoma State. The 27-year-old U.S. history teacher in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and a Texas A&M alumnus, posted this week on Facebook that his performance was nixed.

Collier told ESPN he’s been singing the anthem at sporting events for 10 years, including June 7’s WCWS semifinal between Oklahoma State and Texas where after the anthem, he signaled “Go Pokes” and “Horns Down.”

“I’m an Aggie; Texas was playing,” Collier said. “I was going to give them a ‘Go Pokes’ and then a Horns Down after the anthem. And that’s exactly what I did. And three hours after I sang the anthem, I got an email saying that I wasn’t scheduled to sing for the Men’s College World Series anymore.”

You can see his post below:

The move from the NCAA is the latest installment in the “Horns Down” saga that’s been taking place in college football this past season.

The Big 12 Conference warned the Oklahoma Sooners in 2018 that they could be penalized for using the gesture on the field of play.


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