Every team has its share of good & bad fans, with the bad ones being in the minority. Unfortunately it's easier to remember bad behaviour, which tends to colour everyone's perceptions.
At the Labour Day rematch with the Stampeders the stands here in Edmonton were naturally filled with Stamp fans. Sitting a few rows in front of me were a group of exceptionally rude, loud, and obnoxious young men, all painted red.
Early in the 4th quarter the police officer watching the stands from the field had had enough with them. He said "You - you're out!" to the group, got on his radio, and was trying to find a way up into the stands.
When the Edmonton locals saw this, they stopped him. There was a group of maybe 30 or 40 Esks fans who went out of their way to tell the officer that the Calgary fans hadn't actually done anything wrong, and that they should stay. To be honest, they hadn't done anything wrong, only acted rudely with lots of insults for not only the Esks, but for Edmontonians in general. There was no swearing, but, again, they were really rude.
I thought it was unbelievably kind for the locals to stand up for those young men. Due to their protests, the policeman did not eject or arrest them.....and that's the way it should have been. It's not illegal to be rude. Painful for the losing team, yes, but not illegal.
.....And those young men were as quiet as church mice after that. :lol:
I guess the point I'm making is that the world is absolutely overflowing with idiots, but we're not all that way.