I’ve had season tickets in Box H for a number of years now. Part of the reason we sit there is that it is fun to watch some of the fans try to get under the skin of the opposing players (and even to try yourself occasionally). On Thursday night, two young men almost took this to an art form. They were yelling so loud, my throat was sore just listening to them. They were quite entertaining, more-so than anything that was on the field. They did not utter one profanity, which I appreciated since I had my 9 year old daughter with me. They did not direct their comments to any spectators, they did not attempt to intimidate anyone, they were passionate about their team, they were funny (even the Montreal players found them amusing), and they were LOUD.
The response by the event staff still leaves me scratching my head. They warned them early in the fourth quarter, and then kicked them out later in the fourth quarter. This was in spite of most of the remaining fans in Box H openly supporting them and asking the staff to leave them alone.
Ivor Wynne should be a tough place to play for the opposing team. Aren’t these the type of fans we want at the stadium?
Maybe the event staff thought they were at a Celine Dion concert and not a football game. They way the Ti-Cat’s played, I can see how they’d make that mistake…