Went to the game this afternoon (scrambled to get there actually because well.... thought the game was at 7, noticed at about 1159 that it was at 1... fun fun)
had a great time, loved seeing the two fan bases and their great energy through the game....
had some fun chatting with other random cat fans through the game that were just there for the football (and free tickets from renewals) also had a great time cheering for the Ontario team.
(and before i go on, the TL; DR version is "there were some jerks, nothing was done about it")
I did have an issue with a quartet of western fans in my section. They showed up after half time, and proceeded to douche out for the rest of the game.
Saying for the most part terrible things. Each thing in and of itself wasn't so bad... ("go the eff home" "why are you even playing" "french effing pu**ies" "too slow should get some more blacks" ) okay some things were worse than others. Bad enough, but the thing that bothered me was that there was no attempt at humour in any of it. (although they sure seemed to think there was, dismissing this as "chirps")
(full disclosure, I'm a yeller at games, I like it, its part of the game, I try not to swear. Not always successful, but there's always an attempt to entertain the crowd, not just berate the players/refs)
But it got to the point near the end of the fourth where one couple had had enough and got the attention of the Hamilton police that were there for security.
Here's where my complaint comes in. Not only did this couple have to point out this group twice (second time face to face) to the officers, and ask that this group be removed, the answer they were given was "well I didn't hear any of that, so I can't do anything." Despite confirmation from other fans in the area.
As soon as the cops left this quartet set in swearing at the couple again.
Husband left to grab the police again, who stood in the aisle (surprise surprise the taunting and looks stopped.)
Game clock winds down, police leave, the attention starts up again.
I've had enough, I loudly announce that the couple seem like nice enough ticat fans, that they don't deserve this attention, and that I think I'll sit beside them for the rest of the game (between them and their now abusers). The four then scurried off.
This wouldn't happen at a Ticats game. If anything Ticat security is a touch trigger happy, but this was ridiculous.
I'm not sure what I expect to come of this, but I appreciate the read, and the chance to vent.