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User currently offlineAtb2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

I was watching the pre-game introduction for the game tonight and when to my disgust, the New York Islanders' fans started booing the Canadian Anthem. My friends and I just stared at each other in disbelief. I mean there is no place for that kind of stuff. If you don't like the team that's visiting boo them but don't go and disrespect a country's national anthem, especially one of your closest allies. This isn't the WWF where you can boo the wrestlers who you don't like.. When I go to hockey games we cheer for both the Canadian AND the American anthem. I lost a lot of respect for the Isle's fans tonight.

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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Out-freaking-standing. Only days after Detroit Fan made complete assholes of themselves and not only embarrassed themselves but all American's, and did there part to validate the "Ugly American" stereotype, New York City fan has to pull the same crap.

Atb2, when you go to a sporting event, you can boo whoever you want. WHOever. Boo the players, the refs, home team, road team, boo the drunk ass fan starting shit in the next section over, but you DO NOT BOO or talk or disrespect anyone's National Anthem. NYC'ers especially, considering after 9-11 burned a new sense of nationality and patriotism.

All I can say is to the Canadians, and others who will judge, PLEASE do not judge 280 million plus Americans, on the actions of a few thousand. I am thoroughly disgusted right now.


User currently offlineHurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

Thats about as low class as you can get...Do people have no decency, no respect? I'd bet $100 that they would be wanting to fight if someone did that to the Star Spangled Banner...
No Class...


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

Hurricane. Thing is, there are always people running their filthy sewers when the Star Spangled Bannor is playing as well. If there are assholes that won't even respect their own national anthem, I guess it is too much to expect they respect another countries...........So Sad.

User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1391 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

Funny isn't it, they are the ones who killed 4 of our soldiers accidently, and they are booing OUR national anthem. Very disheartening.

A very saddened Canadian,
SKYSERVICE_330


User currently offlineHurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

The lack of respect just sickens me... KROC, your right, even at our own anthem people are talking and yelling before it is over...Is it just that people are ignorant? Are people stupid? Are people not smart enough to shutup before the anthem is over? I was watching a NASCAR race a few days ago, and about a minute into the song all of those Alabama Rednecks where wooping and hollering...I guess that is their type of respect for our country.
But people booing the anthem of one of our greatest allies all over a stupid hockey game?

Funny isn't it, they are the ones who killed 4 of our soldiers accidently
I would be willing to bet many of the people booing had no idea this happened. Either they were all drunk, or they are all ignorant. I truely beleive a decent person, a normal person, would not boo another nation's anthem.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

Funny isn't it, they are the ones who killed 4 of our soldiers accidently, and they are booing OUR national anthem. Very disheartening.

SKYSERVICE_330. While I in noway agree with the actions of these people, you cannot say that THEY killed 4 of your soldiers. 4 of your soldiers were accidentally killed in military action. They died tragically, but bravely and honorably. These people booing "Oh Canada" did not kill anyone. The only thing they killed was any respect they might have had in other people's eye's.

A very disgusted American
KROC


User currently offlineAtb2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

KROC- I am not judging all Americans as I have been fortunate to attend a few Ottawa-Buffalo play-off games in Buffalo and the fans there were great... They were excited to see fans coming from Canada to watch the game. I just feel that as you put it and I agree with you "New York City Fan" has ruined the reputation of Islanders fans for the ones who came to the game to have fun and not to disrespect someone's national anthem.

Matt


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

Well said KROC.

Who cares if a few Americans liquored up at a sports event boo our anthem? Yawn....big deal.

As for the 4 Canadian soldiers dying....they're the first to die since the Korean War......Canada has been living under the protection of the US for 60 years.....Canada should be grateful to the US, certainly not angry.

Neil



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineClipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

To all my Canadian friends, when people are cought up in a sporting event (look at the Europeans in soccer)they loose all sense.
I can assure you that this American as well as millions more love our Canadian friends to the north.
New York fans are passionate but at least the don't riot in ths stands and kill each other. Now that would be bad!
Standing on gaurd for thee!
ClipperHawaii



"You Can't Beat The Experience"
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

Hey cheers ClipperHawaii!

Although I'm a proud Canadian, I'll be the first to admit that our best national asset is our closeness to the US. Some of the anti-American nonsense I hear from fellow-Canadians every day is truly parochial & embarassing.

 Big thumbs up

Neil/Toronto




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1391 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

I am very grateful to the US, but does being grateful mean that I should just stand by and ignore it when someone boos my national anthem? I think not.

User currently offlineMcringring From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

Well, they're doing something right. The Isles are up 4-1 Big grin

As a self-proclaimed "New York City fan" and "Islander fan," I have a feeling that the fans were booing the Leafs for kicking the crap out of the Isles rather than the Canadian anthem or Canada - not that that makes it ok. They just picked the absolute wrong time to do it. As "Islander fan," "America fan" and "Canada fan" I find it embarassing. But it does not surprise me from typical Long Island trash.


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5476 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

That disgusts me. When the Stars play at home and they are doing the National Anthem of the USA, when they get to "Who's broad strips and bright stars... and "Oh say does that star...." When they get to the Star part, everybody yells "STARS!" I yell too, but not overly. I think it is fun, but there really is not a whole lot of class by doing it.

As for actually booing a national anthem(especially one as good as Canada's) is pretty sickening. What matters though is that the Leafs win  Smile.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineTransactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

At the risk of starting a flame war....

I'm Canadian and I must say this has been blown out of proportion. Yeah, it's silly. But c'mon, it was a bunch of probably drunk hockey fans. Lets be *realistic* here. Anyone can fall victim to mob mentallity; that's all that happened here.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

I find it acceptable to start to cheer during the last bar of the National Anthem (American). I am more disturbed by the morons who feel the need to talk, joke, and crap like that during the anthem.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

I really don't buy the fans being drunk, only because the game was just starting. If you show up drunk, you will not be allowed inside. If your going to get drunk, you got about a half hour before game time, and allot of people had to do that. Like in the Detroit incident, many feel that the fans were booing the Raptor's, not "Oh Canada", maybe so. Maybe Islander Fan was booing the Leafs, but there is a time too do it, and a time not to do it. You don't boo when someone is seriously injured, and especially during the National Anthem.

User currently offlineNightcruiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

I am very disgusted. How can those people disrespect the pride and glory of one of the U.S.'s greatest allies, Canada? If I were them, I would have stood up and honoured the Canadian national anthem in support of Canada. If those NY Islander fans cannot respect the Canadian national anthem, then how can they be human beings?

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

They're just some guys out on the town. Give em a break.

They're not boo-ing Canada....just the Canadian team.

Big deal.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAtb2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

The fans had all during player introductions and during the game to boo the Leafs. You can at least take a break for 2 minutes to respect a national anthem.

On a side note I think think the Leafs did not take the loss very well and I saw no need for the fight at the end of the game.


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4878 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

New Yorkers reverting to stereotypical behavior? It's crap like that that many Americans outside of the Big Apple always felt that alot of NYers were loud, rude and an embarassment to the country. They had our support and sympthy on and after 9/11 but stuff like this will definately cost them some goodwill. My apologies to our Canadian friends and shame on those idiots.


Next Up: STL-TPA-BWI-PWM-BWI-STL
User currently offlineJsf119 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

ozark couldnt have said it better I am extremely ashamed of my fellow countrymen. It is aboslutly disgusting to see heir behavior ESPCIALLY when the whole world had an outpouring for Americans especially the Canadians. What an embarassent those fans ae to the USA.

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Alas this is no one off event. Regularly at the start of soccer matches opposing fans will boo the opponents' national anthem. When England played Scotland last, you couldn't actually hear the English anthem over all the booing!


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29699 posts, RR: 59
Reply 23, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

I am glad to see that New Yorkers are returning to normal, rude, classless, obnoixous and inconsiderate.

Did anybody else see the movie "Canadian Bacon" In the begining they go to see a hockey game in Canada, all through the national anthem, they are talking and making rude comments about Canadians. The ignore them until John Candy makes the comment, "Their Beer sucks!" After that the riot is on.

Actually I have to agree with John, Their beer does suck.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

I am glad to see that New Yorkers are returning to normal, rude, classless, obnoixous and inconsiderate.

Nothing like reverse ignorance to fight ignorance. L-188, your going to judge 22 plus million people on the actions of a couple thousand? Nothing like a good stereotyping reset.


25 L-188 : No, just the couple thousand that where at the game.
26 Post contains images KROC : I'll buy that L-188. Gotta be careful on how you state something like that then. Hell, I'm a New Yorker, and didn't boo anything last night (accept th
27 Post contains images L-188 : Hey, Just trying to find out how personal some people are or can get.
28 Post contains images Seb146 : When the Canucks faced the Rangers in the finals (92?) I remember Oh, Canada was booed at MSG
29 Post contains images VonRichtofen : The replies from our American friends in this post proves you can't judge an entire population on the actions of a few. The funny thing is probably mo
30 L-188 : Not quite, VonRichtofen. I first started drinking bier in Germany where they know how to make the stuff. US and Canadian beer is very weak by comparis
31 Greg : I wouldn't think about dissing some countries national anthem by booing during the music..although in fairness I don't think I really shut up and list
32 Post contains images LH423 : You take that back L-188. Canadian beer does not suck. If you don't take that back I'm gonna kick the sh*t out of you! This is thoroughly embarrassing
33 777kicksass : Whoa you guys would be shocked at what UK soccer fans get up to!
34 Post contains images Skyway1 : Yyz 717, I second your comments!! It was lousy what these people did at the game, but you can't judge the whole USA on a couple thousand dumb asses!!
35 WJV04 : Whos drunk before the game starts... Anthem is before the game, not after.
36 RogueTrader : Ryanb741 - good effort in trying to blend into a thread about a foreign sport. I'm impressed.
37 L-188 : Obviously the fans aren't drunk if they are drinking Molson. Sorry, LH423, Beer made on this side of the pond is universally bad. It is a fact of life
38 Greg : KROC...I do more in one day to protect the Constitutional rights and uphold the Bill of Rights for citizens than you will ever do in a lifetime. So, s
39 L-188 : Ok....time for an insult.... Attorney's drink Canadian beer!!!
40 KROC : Greg, you want to play games, whatever bro. I'll bust off a formal complaint on you as well. Anyone who would admit to blantently disrespecting someth
41 Greg : Hey Kroc..I've got nothing against you. Don't know you...don't wanna know you. It's clear you don't appreciate lawyers..that's fine too. There's a bun
42 KROC : Greg, I have nothing against lawyers. How you decided that one counsler I do not know. Not all lawyers are good, but there is definitely a need for go
43 OH-LZA : Absolutely disgusting! Stupid NY Islander fans should learn to behave. Alexander
44 KROC : Absolutely disgusting! Stupid NY Islander fans should learn to behave. Absolutly disgusting, stupid posters should learn hopw to not generalize. Last
45 Greg : KROC..now we agree to disagree...we both can agree that is the nature of free speech. We drop our argument and move on. I think that is the best compr
46 777236ER : KROC, this isn't THAT big a deal. Is it disgusting? Remember, this is a sporting event. It's usually in good taste. Even boos don't nessecarily make i
47 Transactoid : Okay, 777236ER said much better what I was trying to say in my first post. It's silly trying to deny human nature. Is it "human nature" to make up a s
48 Canadi>nBoy : Yes, some disrepectful Amercians booing our national anthem is not exactly the nicest thing to hear about. However, we have to keep this in proper per
49 KROC : 777236ER. Yes, you make a few points, BUT, we are not European Soccer Fan in this country. ESPECIALLY after 9-11, booing another country's National An
50 Che : I agree with you. That's showing a lot of disrespect for a country. (Also a country that lost some of its soldiers fighting in Afgainistan.) People ne
51 Boeing747-700 : I, as a Canadian don't care what a couple of dunderheaded people think about us. They are not goig to change the way we run our country as we are not
52 Post contains images LH423 : Well, apparantly some MTL Canadiens' fans had their revenge during the US national anthem the other night at the Molson Centre. It didn't help the B's
53 JFKspotter : Can we keep in mind the Leafs injured our (Islander's) two best players, one with a torn ACL and another with a concussion with cheap hits. We, as fan
54 LH423 : JFKspotter: Being pissed off over some dirty tricks or whatever is fine. If you have to vent, do it at the team. There is no reason to disrespect and
55 CPDC10-30 : JFKSpotter, I don't buy your rationale. You are mixing politics and sports by booing the national anthem, and it is at a particularly bad time. Just b
56 KROC : If the fans in Montreal booed the U.S. Anthem...where is the outrage for that act? Or is it more distasteful when the U.S. or U.S. citizens do somethi
57 JFKspotter : CPDC10-30: Politics? Who mentioned politics? You just threw in the whole soldier thing into this out of nowhere. And besides, I can see how we, disres
58 Post contains images Mcringring : STEVE WEBB!! STEVE WEBB!! It was great to see the Isles kick the crap out of the Leafs last night. The score may only have been 5-3, but the Leafs got
59 Atb2 : What the fans in Montreal was just as bad. Two wrongs don't make a right and I think it showed just as much disrespect as the Islander fans showed. I
60 CPDC10-30 : JFKSpotter: Kenny Jonsson would get a concussion if a snowflake fell on his head. He shouldn't even be playing in the league anymore with his long his
61 Banco : Why are you all beating yourselves up over this? Yes, it is unfortunate and embarassing when your own countrymen do it, but it isn't the end of the wo
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