While reading the “Don’t hate Riders fans” post, I recalled a game last year, after which two Riders fans were laughed at, mocked, and insulted by some of our crowd.
The Alouettes had win the game, but it hadn’t been an easy one. We had to rely on three (Anwar Stewart) QB sacks in the last Saskatchewan drive to make sure this game was ours. Still a lot of people treated these two Regina fans like they were less than shit.
I really felt bad. I went to them and say: “You know, we ain’t all the same. I think it’s great that you follow your team around. Not too many of these so-called fans would invest time and money to follow their team when its out of town.” They smiled and said “Don’t worry, we’re used to it. It’s like that just about everywhere.”
So it got me thinking. How do you treat the visiting team fans when they hit your town? Shouldn’t these fans be recognized as the greatest fans around for they use their time off work and money to show complete dedication to their team?