whoa, Canada

  1. I was listening to ABC news at work this evening and heard this story along with a soundbite. At a New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens hockey game, a very vocal group of Canadiens fans booed the singing of the US Nat'l Anthem. I literally wanted to throw up when I heard this. I mean its one thing to not agree with the actions of our president and protest accordingly, its totally another thing to disrespect our entire nation, which, IMO, booing our national anthem constitutes. I guess the booing gave the NY Rangers the fuel they needed, won the game 6-3. And what language is it that they speak in Montreal? hmmm...

    here's a link to the story.

    editted because I can't type to save my life
    Last edit by angelac1978 on Mar 22, '03
  2. 29 Comments

    Angel..I saw the same report and, as a Canadian, feel terribly ashamed of those Montreal fans.They do NOT represent our country as a political body.I also feel everyone has a right to differ in oppinions but this was totally inappropriate. PS...Their official language is French.lol
    Last edit by CHICKTOEAGLE on Mar 22, '03
  4. by   kavi
    Wow, that's pretty rude. I know that most Canadians are wonderful people. But right now the government is so anti-American. I am not sure why, unless they're having an identity crisis.

    Remember the song in South Park movie? "Blame Canada"?
    The song was about us getting into war and blaming Canada. Maybe they took it to heart.
  5. by   angelac1978
    I know several Canadians and love them all to death! I am wondering if maybe a factor in the booing is the "sports event" mentality. You know, you're pumped up about your team, probably three sheets to the wind, etc that you just get out of control. I still think its deplorable and it still makes me want to puke thinking about it. Like that woman ( i can't think of her name) that when questioned about her feelings of Americans, said something to the effect of "i hate those bastards" just not sure why the hostility...

  6. by   RNonsense
    I am so ashamed of our PM right now. Please know that in all the polls here most Canadians do support the USA and their actions.
    We have no miltary to offer...we have nothing. Everything we had was essentially sent to Afganistan. It would have been really nice to at least offer our support...

    Boo-ing National Anthems is just childish.
  7. by   canoehead
    On the CBC yesterday they said 41% support the decision to go to war. I'm not one of those but I absolutely DON'T support booing anyone's national anthem. That group is an embarassment to the rest of Canadians, please don't take it to heart as there are "a few in every crowd."
  8. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by canoehead
    That group is an embarassment to the rest of Canadians, please don't take it to heart as there are "a few in every crowd."
    No offense taken here canoehead.

  9. by   NS_RN
    Well, it wasn't that long ago, after Canada won the gold medal game that Americans booed all during the Canadian national anthem in LongIsland New York. Nothing was done about that....and that is not the only time Americans have booed during the Canadian national anthem.
    And, for the record, I disagree with any booing during any anthem, but I just wanted to point out that Americans aren't handling it too well now that they are the ones being booed.
  10. by   Little One2
    I heard that even though the PM doesn't not want to support the war, he wished bush well in the war.

    This PM is an embarrassment to our country. When is the election?
  11. by   NS_RN
    AND!!!! Also....America's women's olympic hockey team trampled all over the Canadian flag in thier dressing room.
    I guess that's ok??
    I, for one, am very proud to be a Canadian now. We are historically known as a peacekeeping nation. Our military does not have the resources to be fighting a war now...especially one that is NOT UN sanctioned.
  12. by   sjoe
    What else can anyone expect from a province of Canada that considers itself an outpost of France?

    It historically has been a self-righteous, demanding, entitled, and dependent pain in the butt to the rest of Canada, and is now (like France) trying to grab attention, headlines, and a feeling of importance at the expense of everyone else.

    Not that the rest of Canada has anything to brag about by its current lack of support of its best friends in Iraq.

    (BTW: I lived in Canada 4 years, so my perspective is not completely a product of mass media.)
    Last edit by sjoe on Mar 22, '03
  13. by   oramar
    There is always a bunch of goofs in every crowd. If the Canadian goverment did something I was really displeased about I would not boo the Canadian flag. However, I am sure there are a few goofs that would. There is no getting away from it.
  14. by   baseline
    Hey guys, there will always be a group of not-so-brights in any crowd, especially a sports crowd, that acts like the morons they are......I wouldn't go making this into a big deal. And remember....it was in Montreal......

    I think Canadians are no more divided in their feeling about this war than Americans. I refuse to make generalizations here. Tacky people live world 'wide!
    Last edit by baseline on Mar 22, '03