Singer Jimmy Buffett caused a stir on social media after his a cappella performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” before Sunday’s NFC Championship game, several media outlets reported.
Reactions were mixed after Buffett’s emphatic drop before the New Orleans Saints hosted the Los Angeles Rams. After the final line of the song, the “Margaritaville” singer raised his right arm and dropped the microphone near the 50-yard line, Rolling Stone reported.
“Wonderful honor. Thank you,” Buffett posted on Twitter.
Buffett’s actions were met with sharp criticism by some.
“Wow. One of the worst renditions of all time. Awful,” New England Patriots color analyst Scott Zolak tweeted.
“Are Jimmy Buffet (sic) concerts as bad as his national anthem?” People quoted one social media poster.
“Bring in Danny DeVito for the Super Bowl. America is ready,” tweeted Foster the People.
A representative for Buffett “did not immediately return a request for comment,” Fox News reported.
Here is a sampling of reactions posted on social media.