finds no wrongdoing in Padres’ treatment of San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

Baseball null Major League Baseball released a statement Thursday saying last week's pre-game incident involving the Padres and San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus was the result of “human error.”The chorus was assembled and prepared to sing the "The Star-Spangled Banner" when a recorded voice of a woman singing came over the loudspeakers. When the song ended, the 100 members were escorted off the field and, according to members of the chorus,

"heckled with homophobic taunts.” MORE: Oral history of Roseanne Barr's botched national anthem in San DiegoHere is an excerpt from ’s statement: "The Department of Investigations has concluded that the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus has performed the Star-Spangled Banner multiple times before a Padres game; that Saturday's regrettable situation was a product of human error; that the situation was exacerbated by the fact that the lead entertainment supervisor was involved in a car accident on Friday night and thus was unable to work on Saturday and handle his typical responsibilities; that employees involved in the matter were handling new duties with which they were insufficiently familiar; and that the employees involved had no malicious intentions and, in fact, universally relayed contrition for how the incident unfolded and the adverse impression that it created."The DJ responsible for the gaffe, Art Romero, known professionally as DJ ArtForm, was fired from his job from Petco Park. However, he apologized on Facebook and found support from the chorus, which asked for Romero to be reinstated.