Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5172 posts, RR: 52 Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2084 times:
As an interesting point, this was the first time in history the US media sent over 30 different reporters to Mexico or to a soccer event to cover a match of the US soccer team.
I don't know if this people knew about soccer [media] but apparently they've never been or seen what Europe or South America is and where boo's and aggressions are far worst!
Soccer and soccer fans are totally different and enjoy the games in a different way compared to rest of the sports. The true soccer fan gets really crazy with their team and support them to death no matters what, even if it's the national league or the national team playing.
I don't want to justify the mexicans attitude, but this is how soccer is in Europe and Latin America. Don't expect much!
Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
JUANR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1901 times:
This is just another proof of the American double-standard. Whenever people here at A.net make a comment about my country and relates everything to drugs and I complain they told me to take it easy as it was just a "joke"; I bet those Mexicans chanting Osama at the Azteca stadium had the joy of the lifetime, specially watching their team beating the U.S., but it was just a joke. When you male those things they are only a joke but when it is done to you it is unacceptable. Double Standard.
FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 6785 posts, RR: 6 Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1899 times:
It was not just a joke. I take it easy when somebody says those Americans who cant speak english right.
Chanting Osama Osama is not a joke. They also showed no repsepct to the US national athem.
I hope we see them in the world cup and beat them again.
But the US is 0-23-1 and Azteca they need to win a game there!
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
JUANR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1896 times:
Flymia: it is a joke, just a way to celebrate and at the same time to piss off the American players; as for the National Anthem you are right, that is the most disgusting thing that I've seen, but not consider it as something against you, I've seen that all over the world with very different countries, I remember that in Peru once the whole opening ceremony was cancelled just to avoid the booing during the National Anthems.
JUANR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1881 times:
You know that is not true AA61Hvy, at almost all venues in the US all the Latin American teams will play as if they were the home team giving the lack of interest in soccer of the average American. Perhaps if Americans start chanting "Migra...Migra.." the reply will be a louder "Osama...Osama!"
Is that the reason why you played last night game somewhere in Alabama?
JUANR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1861 times:
Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 19): That was of a very bad taste (it doesn´t matter if we are talking about a soccer game or not). What happened on 9/11 in N.Y. must not to be taken to make jokes. Very bad joke by the way.
Well Taca, but making jokes out of the drug problems we have here in Colombia is acceptable? I can tell you that drug have caused more troubles to Colombia than 9/11 to the U.S. I am not saying here that I would chant "Osama, Osama", I am only saying that is not such a big deal.
Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 20): Juan, do your research son. I was born 10 mins outside Newark NJ, not exactly a white area. So there goes your theory of me being some hick.
If what was chanted was considered a joke, its no wonder there are no famous Mexican and Colombian comedians.
AA61Hvt: Sorry man, I did not say that you are a hick, I am only saying that chanting "osama" is not a big deal, sure none of them agree with what OBL has done. As for the word "joke" perhaps I used in the wrong way, the Spanish word would be "burla", (Make fun of people out of their disgraces), certainly for those Mexicans it was fun to piss off the Americans by chanting.
By the way, you are really wrong about Colombian and Mexican comedians: Cantinflas and Roberto Gomez Bolaños are worldwide famous Mexican comedians and a lot of Colombian Comedians have sold out Madison Square Garden several times. Certainly better than Saturday Night Live (A tv show that I still love to watch)
Csavel From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1346 posts, RR: 4 Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1859 times:
The problem isn't Mexican fans or soccer fans, but sports fans in general.
That is why I no longer follow sports.
I've been in the Nassau coliseum watching the Islanders when I lived there and you heard nonstop booing during Oh Canada! WTF????
Was in the Skydome watching the Blue Jays and the Yankees, the woman in the seat behind me (apparently she didn't catch my NY accent) made disparaging remarks about Americans, New Yorkers and New York Jews (I am all three) Only the stern glance of my girlfriend prompted me not to let loose.
North Koreans, NORTH KOREANS rioted because they lost to Iran. I was surprised they had the energy to riot, but that is another thread.
We all know about British football hooliganism which isn't restricted to Britain.
Sports fans today apparently forgot about the sportsmanship part of it, as have the players and it is pretty much thuggery.
That is why I am boycotting sports.
If you're pissed off about athletes outrageous salaries or team owners whining for stadium welfare, you can do the same thing.
It's not so bad a sports-free life.
I may be ugly. I may be an American. But don't call me an ugly American.