Singing the National Anthem at Sporting Events

I've seen this topic a bunch in threads and there's an active discussion about it so I thought I'd do my first fanpost and move the discussion over here.

Speaking of club sports (I think national teams might be a different argument if there is one) I enjoy singing the anthem at Sounders matches for no real reason other than I like to and don't think it really has any harm. It has become a tradition like a lot of other things in sports that don't have a direct correlation to the game like fireworks, smoke bombs, scarves, etc. These things have been adopted into the sport and are used by all teams and supporters even though their origins had nothing to do with the sport itself.

So, what say you? Do you like the anthem being played/sang? If so, why? If not, why?

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