Is this disrespectful?

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  1. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    I just started watching the Stanley Cup game. The National Anthems were just sung, but during it, this happened. When they mention "red" in the US Anthem, the crowd cheered because their team wears red.

    Now call me old fashoned but you freakin southern hick idiots. It's the damn national anthem and you think it's funny to cheer when they mention your team's color? God damn.

    I'm starting a fund to buy the Carolina Hurricanes and move them back to Hartford.
     
  2. Seth Buzzard

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    I would call it disrespectful.
     
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  4. Shaun_C

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    When I was in elementary,Jr.High and High School

    It was considered HIGHLY disrespectful to be anything but silent during the Canadian antham
     
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    Agreed.

    But, then again, being "unpatriotic" to me means not doing whatever your country tells you, or doing something that is not in the best interest of your country...so there's not a big list of things in my book that would count as "unpatriotic." :) 
     
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    umm i don't see the big deal.
     
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    The national antham is one of the FEW sacred things in society.To show respect you need to be quiet.

    Do you holler "God ROCKS!!!" in church when the pastor gives prayer.

    Do you laugh at a funeral ceremony?

    Nope,it's about respect pure and simple
     
  8. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    That's more the word I was looking for. Let me fix that...
     
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    I've heard alot of people sing the anthem, and the crowd cheers louder during certain parts, like "And the rockets red glare," etc. I don't see the big deal that they cheered more during that part. Is that the "red" you mean? Lots of crowds cheer at that part, not just "southern hick idiots."
     
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    Also, not to bring the thread down hill, But as a resident of South Carolina and a Carolina Hurricanes fan, I think it is disrespectful to call us or any of the other fans southern hicks.

    As for cheering during the anthom, I think one should be quite, but some cheer during it as a show of their pride. In this case, to each their own.

    In closing, sterioytpes are bad.
     
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    I think its some what disrespectful, but i mean. it could be a whole lot worse. They could of started booing or somthing during the anthem. and that would of pissed me off. a little extra cheering. isnt that bad.
     
  12. Scantron

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    I think it's a bit lacking in class, but not enough to warrant the "southern hick idiots" comment; a chastisement like that, I'd reserve for something like people booing a national anthem because they don't like the country (and both Canadians and Americans have done that, depending on the location of the game and political situation at the time).

    I was taught that the proper decorum for when a national anthem is playing was (a) stand up, (b) remove your hat, with an option on holding it over your heart, and (c) either be silent or sing along. Personally, I'd rank 'cheering for the team colours' as a faux pas at the level of not removing one's hat or cheering over the closing lines of the song, both of which are frequent occurences at sporting events.
     
  13. Dalarsco

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    As long as they aren't booing it I have no problem.
     
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    I would call it "people at a sports game." When you put a bunch of angry, posturing, alcoholic people into one area and make them watch any sport involving physical contact, do you honestly expect people to maintain a modicum of respect for...damn near anything?
     
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    Not all stereotypes are bad. You're just stereotyping stereotypes... and that's bad.
     
  16. Seth Buzzard

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    Exactly.
     
  17. Lance Halberd

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    I'd rank it up there with the idiots who deck themselves out from head to toe in American Flag motifs and are compelled to start a kickline when the Boston Pops plays The 1812 Overture and The Stars and Stripes Forever during the Pops Goes the Fourth 4th of July Celebration every year.
     
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    I'd call it people drinking before the game....

    Doesn't really bother me, it's not like booing during the anthem as others have said, but it is nice when people don't make any extra noises so you can actually hear the anthem.
     
  19. KidDynamite

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    I'd say it's disrespectful, if that's what they were doing. That line of the National Anthem is where the song really starts to soar and the person singing it either crashes and burns or really knocks your socks off. It seems like that is the point at which people at sporting events usually start cheering loudly, regardless of team colors. But not having seen it, I can't say one way or the other.
     
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    Not as disrespectful as calling them "southern hick idiots"
     

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