Acid Queen’s letter to Vancouver
January 4, 2006
Fans in Vancouver aren’t making any friends south of the border this week, if they care–which is a very slim possibility. Acid Queen wonders where the animosity is coming from…
You want to be mad at Jack Johnson, fine. I understand completely, and I’m not all that happy with his little stunt either.
But come on, folks. There’s no need to bring signs saying “U SUCK USA”, chanting “USA SUCKS”, “GO AWAY USA” and basically treating the visitors from south of 49 like crap. There’s no excuse for it. If the fans in Grand Forks had treated the Canadians that way last year, I know damn good and well that all y’all would have been up in arms over it and screaming and crying about the “classless American fans” and calling for another burning of the White House (don’t think we’ve forgotten about 1812).
Iwo: Personally, I’ve always taken great pride in the fact that hockey fans are a few notches above our counterparts in the other major sports. I still believe that, but the behavior in Vancouver and Atlanta this week is dragging our fan base into the muck with the other sports.
I think we can all assume that the anger heading south from Canada has little to do with hockey and a lot more to do with politics on a much larger scale.