After players from the St. John Fisher College football team gathered on the sideline before Saturday's playoff game against Frostburg State University, it became apparent that the national anthem wasn't going to be played.
But rather than strap on their helmets and go with the flow, the St. John Fisher players began spontaneously singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" — and the sparse crowd at the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Stadium heard and saw exactly what was going on and joined in.
Frostburg players who had hit midfield before the start of the game appeared to follow suit and sing the anthem as well.
"Proud to have been a part of such an amazing football program," one commenter wrote on the Fisher Football Booster Club's Facebook page. "Shame on them for not playing the anthem! Not surprised that the Fisher football family decided to take matters into their own hands. Thank you!"
"One of the coolest things I have seen done," another commenter wrote. "It was awesome."
"God bless our Cardinals!!!" another fan exclaimed. "This was one class act!!!"
While St. John Fisher fell to Frostburg 38-14, their players' patriotism likely will be what sticks in people's minds.
(H/T: The Daily Wire)