Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In the heat of battle... respect

Last night at Bell Centre, some boos were heard during the playing of the American national anthem.  It isn't something you ever appreciate hearing, even in a playoff series. 

There were probably a few Caps fans thinking that when the series returns to Verizon Center on Friday, they will return the favor.

Don't.

"O, Canada" is one of the great anthems, deserving of respect in any arena -- in any setting -- in which it is performed.  When the players take the ice on Friday, stand for the anthems and sing them, as Wes Johnson would say, "loudly, proudly, and respectfully."  Honor the sport, honor the Canadians who skate for the Capitals, honor your guests, and honor yourselves by paying due respect to our neighbors, "the true north, strong and free."

5 comments:

mattymatty said...

Here here! Well said, sir. Well said indeed.

David said...

Let us not forget that we would be booing the national anthem of most of our players.......

Flying Cloud said...

I can sing it in French and English, but I sound like a dying moose, which sensitive individuals could confuse with booing, so there will be no singing or booing from me.

vpipkt said...

Agreed. Observe the class of the Boston fans here after a similar treatment by Habs fans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TxpxFqAV4I&feature=related

Usually Frustrated Caps Fan said...

Well said!