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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:02 am
 


<strong>Written By:</strong> jensonj
<strong>Date:</strong> 2006-01-06 09:02:00
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If one were, that would have gone some way toward explaining the Yankee animus oozing out of the stands: File it under home-ice over-exuberance. It would have been forgivable. Barely.

But the Americans were playing the Russians at the time.

And the Canadian crowd wasn't just rooting for the Russians -- amazing enough in itself, considering that bitter history -- it was rooting against the Americans. And the chanters weren't so much interested in a hockey game as scoring points against America, the country, not the team.

(Take away the beer bellies and the baseball caps, and you could have had yourself an anti-WTO demonstration. When the hockey louts start chanting the same slogans as the local Trotskyist cell, you know you have an ugly trend.)

The Canadian crowd's antipathy toward the American team has been a constant.

The Americans have noticed. In their 2-1 quarter-final win over the Czechs, U.S. goalie Cory Schneider said he had to concentrate to block out the boos raining down from the stands.

Kyle and his team deserve an apology.

Consider this one.

<a href="http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/sports/story.html?id=d2903158-8ba9-41dd-96e1-7fa75b6a31cb&k=64713">http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/sports/story.html?id=d2903158-8ba9-41dd-96e1-7fa75b6a31cb&k=64713</a>





PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:32 am
 


I understand the US team was treated very well by tourney organizers, but some of the fans in the stands were idiots. Aside from the US sucks chant, these geniuses generally cheered loudest for any team playing against the US right to the last minute of every game. It was pathetic really.

They even taunted US goalie Schneider in the Bronze medal game shouting his name late into the 3rd when the Fins clearly had won. This kid who was giving his all is also the Vancouver Canucks draft pick. He must be looking forward to going to that town.

Shows what years of defining a nation through subtle hatred of a neighbour amounts to. What should have been a proud moment for us, turned into a spectacle with people booing 17~19 year olds playing for free to represent their country. But yeah...we don't hate "americans", just their foreign policy. I'd like to see someone explain that bullshit line to one of those kids.





PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:16 am
 


Thanks for your concern, Anon. We are getting more and more used to it, but it is still sad. What more can I say?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:18 pm
 


I think we are entitled to demonstrate some of our insatisfaction toward their bullyism. I agree it is totally disgraceful and simply further antagonize hardliners. A "polite" silence would be far more appropriate. Am not sure how masses can better behave.

Perhaps the annoucer should remind people of civility and simply recommend silence to peopl in the crowd not agreeing with the country foreign actions. There has got be a lesson on this... Not sure either how other countries are dealing with similar hostility mood elsewhere at international sporting events.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:21 pm
 


I'm not surprised by this at all, and niether should anyone else who really knows Canadians. A whole nation of bitter people with the chacter of a jackal. Keep it up my northern neighbo(u)rs, we're quickly getting hip to your true national (lack of) character.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:40 pm
 


<<I think we are entitled to demonstrate some of our insatisfaction toward their bullyism. >>

Are you talking about hockey? The only bullying going on was the fans towards the US JUNIOR players. If you are talking about some broader thing, then maybe those fans could write a letter to the ed concerning their hatred for all things American. Because that is what they displayed by booing kids.

<<There has got be a lesson on this... >>

The lesson is that we should watch the hyperbole and irrational fear of Americans. Starting with our own PM.
Some kid from North Dakota, or Minnesota doesn't deserve this treatment. It was a national emberassment and further debunks the whole "we don't hate them - just their Gov't" mythology.





PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:03 pm
 


It is indeed true that teenage kids from backwoods USA don't deserve to be treated like this. It is also true that a lot of the civilians killed by the US military also deserved life.

Who's to say who deserves anything? As long as US foreign policy effectively bitchslaps the ENTIRE world from the lofty zenith of imperial hubris, a lot of innocent people everywhere are gonna get treatment they don't deserve.

Why this backlash surprises anybody is beyond me.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:25 pm
 


"Why this backlash surprises anybody is beyond me."

Puzzling isn't it? It should not be a surprise at all. Unfortunate, for the kids who picked up the tab for the unpopular Bush administration and current US foreign policy. Also unfortunate for Canada's reputation, via the understated eloquence of the: "get em to the seat, can't do a thing with em", breed of Hockey fan.





PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:40 pm
 


>>>Puzzling isn't it? It should not be a surprise at all. <<<

Well what is puzzling is how your large population of pathetic, insecure idiots that are so well represented here finally got the guts to boo “Junior Hockey” players instead of the previous “Peewee hockey” team that bore the brunt of your inferiority complex, a complex that in some cases is very well deserved.

Yes, I am surprised that a bunch of pus*ies like that had the guts to boo anyone bigger then the 12 year olds that they are accustomed to.





PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:51 pm
 


>>> I think we are entitled to demonstrate some of our insatisfaction[sic] toward their bullyism[sic].<<<<<br />
<br />
Maybe we should register some of our own. As you fools like to point out; what goes around comes around. <br />
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I don’t think we will though, Americans have more Class. <br />
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>> Perhaps the annoucer[sic] should remind people of civility and simply recommend silence to peopl[sic] in the crowd<<<<br />
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He was too busy flashing "U Suck America" on the scoreboard, seriously…<br />
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<a href="http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/sports/story.html?id=9510690e-29d4-498c-8aaf-46abe2e8cf41&k=89689">http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/sports/story.html?id=9510690e-29d4-498c-8aaf-46abe2e8cf41&k=89689</a><br />
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>> There has got be a lesson on this...<<<<br />
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Why bother looking, you will only see the reasons that validate your knuckle dragging bigotry. <br />





PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:05 pm
 


>>It is indeed true that teenage kids from backwoods USA don't deserve to be treated like this. It is also true that a lot of the civilians killed by the US military also deserved life.<<<

AAAAhhh so that is what those toothless, beer swilling halfwits were doing…engaging in “political discourse.” I am sure you identify with their mode of expression, it was cowardly and infantile and your pathetic attempt to rationalize it shows that you are too stupid to be ashamed.

>>> As long as US foreign policy effectively bitchslaps the ENTIRE world<<<<

Pull any of that shit within my reach and you will learn what a bitch slap is.

>>>Why this backlash surprises anybody is beyond me.<<<

Because it is inappropriate, childish, classless, and petulant and shows the loathsome lack of character that some of you have… that said, it is not particularly surprising.

For the record: If I caught an American behaving that way toward a Canadian Junior, or even Peewee hockey team I would do my best to straighten them out on the spot. The fact that you make excuses for their sheer idiocy tells me that you are one of the week character lemmings that would have joined right in. It takes a real pus*y to scream at some child to assert yourself and show that you are a “good Canadian”.





PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:10 pm
 


<<As long as US foreign policy effectively bitchslaps the ENTIRE world from the lofty zenith of imperial hubris, a lot of innocent people everywhere are gonna get treatment they don't deserve.>>

So Vancouver fans were forced by world events? What bullshit. Why didn't we boo the Russians for the millions killed during the cold war and Putin's current slide away from democracy and jailing of his pol foes. Your US-hatred has been exposed.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:24 pm
 


you crash your car and die. who's to say who deserves anything?





PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:14 pm
 


"Foreign relations experts" states the article. Probably in jest, or is this sarcasm?

Politics in sports is not new. South Africa was ostricized for many years, and so was Taiwan. It is admirable to separate sport from politics, but virtually impossible.

I agree with one of the above comments that "somebody" should have made an announcement that the crowd refrain from this unacceptable behaviour. I believe the arena management should apologize.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:34 am
 


<<how your large population of pathetic, insecure idiots that are so well represented here>>

Well, if a bunch of hockey hooligans act like apes, all Canadians must be apes. Sounds simple.


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