I'm trying to be a tolerant, gentler fan and not be so "in your face" when it comes to other team's fans.
But I'm having a hard time biting my tongue.....
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This coming from a man who used the wrong "their" in trying to make his point.
I really don't want to engage in this petty crap anymore and, initially, wasn't going to bother. But in watching the hype to the game on a sports channel, it was brought to my attention that Rider fans pelt the Lion's bench with items during the game. For fans who pride themselves on being "the best", blah, blah, blah, I'm ashamed for the league that they'd do that.
Now here's my point in all of this....for a team whose fans whine about announcers revving up stadium ands constantly call us out on our behavior, the pot should quit calling the kettles black. Last year our team was "dirty" and our coach was crap, etc....this year, it's the announcers and uneducated fans they're so eloquently calling out. But let's just take a minute to focus on the educated Riders' fans and why they think it's appropriate to throw items at a visiting team?! It's not. Case closed. And neither is calling another group of fans uneducated, etc. Tired of this stuff and I know this does nothing to stop it. But it needed to be said.