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Red Hot Chili Peppers Sing Michigan Fight Song In Columbus

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CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 14: Inductee Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers speaks onstage during the 27th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 14, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – APRIL 14: Inductee Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers speaks onstage during the 27th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 14, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

When you are doing a performance in Columbus, Ohio, it usually isn’t smart to sing the Michigan fight song. That didn’t stop the Red Hot Chili Peppers over the weekend.  As the Red Hot Chili Peppers finished their show in Columbus — running around the stage, thanking their fans and throwing drum sticks to the crowd — Chad Smith, who is from Michigan, picked up the mic.  Smith opened up with words every person in Columbus hates — that’s right, it was “Hail to the Victors.” What happened next? Let’s just say it didn’t sit well with the fans in attendance. They booed the Chili Peppers off the stage.

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