I think the players are tough guys - and should have a thick skin. But they're human, so they make mistakes like the rest of us. I think a fan that's exceptionally rude needs more of a talking to than an expulsion. Aren't there security people around to deal with that sort of thing? I think if the player reacts incorrectly to a fan, that needs to be addressed as quickly as possible right after the game too. It's just wrong for this type of thing to go on too long.
I'm small and easily intimidated, so if another fan threatens me, I sure hope they get thrown out of the stadium - for that game anyway - just so they cool off. I don't mind foul language - I can handle that. We can have our differences of opinion, but don't beat me up.
What happened to the word "sportsmanship" and is there a word "sportswomanship"?
Different people have different tolerances to what's acceptable, so I feel you should have to be asked to stop the behaviour (regardless of what it is, if it's bothering someone then stop) if they won't stop then they should be exited. Personally it would take a lot to get me to ask a person to stop, and I have taken my kids since they were young, they go to school, they've heard the bad words.
I sit in section 22 in the front row . There is a man and sometimes his father in back of me about 7 rows or so who is one of the most ignorant mouthpieces there is . He stops just short of using foul laungage . No matter what he is always hurling insults at players , coaches and one game even the policemen who were standing just below us . This has gone for years and frankly I am quite surprised nobody had punched him in the mouth . We have even considered taking up a collection to get him moved somewhere else . Frankly I don't know why he bothers to come to the games . Everyone is entitled to their opinions I guess as to whats happening at the games but I am entitled do NOT have to constantly hear that crap . Don't tell me I can always move my seat because of this persons ignorance Note I am not calling him a fan .