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Fans boo as U.S. national anthem is played

Fans booed during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before the New York Islanders' 6-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

The sellout crowd of 21,273 at Bell Centre was asked to "show your support and respect for two great nations'' before the singing of the American and Canadian national anthems.

But a significant portion of the crowd booed throughout "The Star-Spangled Banner'' in an apparent display of their displeasure with the U.S.-led war against Iraq.

Islander Mark Parrish was only spurred on by the boos:

"I came to the game pretty pumped up, but once I heard that it really got me going,'' Parrish said. "So I guess I can thank them a little bit for getting me more pumped up.''

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they're half-french, what did you expect?

Those Canadians can go to hell! It's too bad. During WWI and WWII, the Canadians were known to be brave soldiers and warriors. Now, they seem to be a bitter nation that forgets who they're largest trading partner is. I was thinking about going to Montreal this summer, but I guess I'll have to find a place to go where people don't reflexively hate America.

We're boycotting French products. Let's boycott Canadian products too.

What are they?

Sorry, Ken. This close to the NHL playoffs, I am not boycotting hockey.

Ken: Guinness is now made in Canada, unfortunately. I realized that a while back when it didn't taste the same. The label still proudly proclaims "Imported". Yeah, "imported" from Canada. I've switched to Bass.

Other products (besides hockey): Liquor, lumber, wheat, automobiles.
You can get liquor from many countries.Ditto for cars. You have to be careful there, though. Many "Detroit" brands are actualy built in Canada. Lumber is hard to avoid if you're building a new house, but you might be able to insist on U.S.-grown. Most of their wheat goes elsewhere, since we're self-sufficient on that.

And let's not forget rapeseed oil (which they've renamed "Canola", in the best newspeak fashion). Of course, boycotting that won't be a problem for me, since I think it smells like a mixture of cat urine and latex paint.

guinness made in canada. shit.

During the Colorado Avalanche/San Jose Sharks game last night, the whole crowd sung along, rather loudly to the line"Oh, say does that Star Spangled banner yet wave..."
I thought THAT was just awesome...

Dammit, that means I have to have my egg McMuffin with "Freedom Bacon" from now on.....

I just blogged this also. I wrote that they (the Canadians fans--and I love the Habs by the way) should have to keep the Expos for another hundred years or so but only as a farm club to the Yanks! We'll take Vladimir Guerrero now thank-you very much!

Montreal fans boo "Mon Pays" when their Canadiens are losing....they are ruthless, shameless and surly.

And Ken, you can talk big now, but when Canadian World Domination is a reality, you'll be a Cheezies-eating surrender monkey.

Eh, I dunno, ay. For some unknown reason, I've got a fair number of Canadian readers on my site, and my impression is that most of them are pretty fed up with whatshisname, Cretin? Crutchin? Whatever.

And there is certainly a French/English split up there...the whole Quebecois thing is a fine example of snarly French-type provincialism...

That's 'cause Mark Parrish is one of only 5 Americans on the Islanders. Good for him and good for my team! Canadiens suck.

Hey you'all don't blame all Canadians for Quebecers (phonetically kebekers).

Quebec is a place where politicians have to say that they're not loyal to Canada if they want to get elected, and that includes ministers from Chretien's party!

I could go on and on.

This is true. Quebec is Canada's California, only without the chance of earthquakes fixing the situation.

I'm sick of apologizing for these dicks. If it's any consolation, people from Ontario and Quebec hate western Canadians more than Americans (especially Alberta).

Regarding hating people from Alberta:
Again, you know, this regionalist dislike does a disservice to all Canadians. I lived in Alberta for several years (Calgary) and nobody went around booing the American national anthem. Nor did we support Chretien overmuch, although people still voted liberal to get the MPs on a regional level. (Ironically, that's why a lot of Eastern Canadians dislike Alberta. Also ironically, 75% of Canada's oil produced energy comes from Alberta, not countries in the middle east.)

BTW, booing the national anthems at hockey games has been going on for a while now. I wouldn't say it's necessarily endemic to war time. Although I remember a couple of circumstances where it was the other way round--the American women's hockey team actually trampled the Canadian flag in their locker room during the last Olympics. Plus, during the Afghanistan bombings, four Canadian soldiers were killed by US fighter pilots who countermanded orders, and the next night American fans were booing Canadian hockey teams during their national anthem. When I discussed this with several Americans at the time, they chalked it up to boisterous fans and said the Canadians shouldn't be so offended by it. I'm not saying this is right or not, but it's been going on for a while.

Oh right, I forgot about the Marines carrying the Canadian flag upside down for the baseball finals.

Canada has gradually become less than the sum of its parts, and is now not long for this earth. The sooner the breakup of the Dominion, the better.

Dave and y'all, take it easy, the Canadians are mellow. You'll see the Palestinians converting to Judeism en-mas before you see serious political strife in Canada.

Strife, as in violence? Sure, I'll agree with that: Ottawa will let the provinces break away rather than even threaten to keep them in by force (with...what, exactly?). But once one province secedes, the rest will follow.

I'd bet on Alberta first rather than Quebec, with BC and then the rest of the west following. After, once it's cost-effective to extract oil from them, the Alberta tar sands will make Saudi Arabia look like nothing, and there's no way the Albertans want all that flushed down some bureaucratic cesspool back east. There's a sizeable independence movement there; look it up.

Quebec actually really doesn't have the resources to survive without the rest of Canada, plus it's debt is pretty high. Alberta has almost got a balanced debt, plus they have the Athabasca oil sands--the largest of which contains more oil than the entire Middle East.

Unless things have changed a lot since I was a kid (I grew up in Canada), there's not chance anyone is going to secede.

Quebec has voted on succession twice and it failed both times. I think separatism is past it's high water mark.

I really don't think Albertans are all that keen on seceding - I can tell you that their nieghbors in Saskatchewan don't sit around in bars imagining the glory of even less than Canadians.

Oops left out a word, I meant to say:

I can tell you that their nieghbors in Saskatchewan don't sit around in bars imagining the glory of being even less than Canadians.

That's because people in Saskatchewan are too busy praying for rain.

Guinness from Canada? Blasphemy

I'm not actually serious about boycotting Canada. I think their social services system and endemic Frenchification are punishment enough. Or, to paraphrase a former baseball manager (whose name I forget and am far too lazy to look up): "Canada? Are they still in the league?"

I think that we should go to Canada, and get all of our jobs back, and screw Canada. They really aren't good for anything. This war is about protecting the people of Iraq. You don't see Saddam helping out his people. You don't see him getting food for them. You don't see Saddam spending money on his people. The Iraqi people are scared to death of Saddam. To all of you protesters, you SUCK!!!!!!!!!! You all are nothing but Liberals. Just like Clinton, you would rather sit back and do nothing. That is why you are all worthless. My brother is in the military and is excited to be fighting this war! He knows that they are there to help an opressed nation that wants nothing, but to be able to feel freedom.

canada sucks go usa

There was booing during the Canadian anthem at the Ottawa at Atlanta game last night. Better news from tonight's Buffalo at Toronto game when both anthems got applause.

Hey Guys; I'm a proud Canadian, and I'm not boycotting anyone or anything. Especially th U.S. eh?

Hey !
I am Canadian and right now I can't possibly be more ashamed of Chretien and his government and of all those with Anti American sentiments. I probably shouldn't say this, but I hope that Americans teach them a lesson they'll never forget.It should put them back in their place and show them how dependent they are on America.
Anyone knows how I can apply for a green card ???

if you arsehole americans are fighting for freedom and decomcracy - then put your money where your mouth is and respect the will of other nations....your growing insularity should scare you...if you weren't so fucking stupid!

Well well, after reading the comments on this site (am a french canadian), all i have to say is that WE DONT WANT YOU HERE IN CANADA if you people are so close minded...i totally agree with my prime minister (about the first thing i agree with him since he has been elected)
please STAY in the US with your huge ego...for the rest of the americans that are open minded please come and visit us this summer....Canada is still a great place to have lots of fun in the summer.
There are other ways to solve problems than acting like Bush (GOD????) and i hope that a great nation like the U.S.A. will one day waken up....
Peace to you all
Steve form Montréal

You Canadians dont know what the fuk you are talking about!If we wouldnt of helped the french in world war II you fagets would be goddamn nazis! The french are assholes!Atleast our beer doesnt taste like water! You have so many donut shops in your country ,its almost funny! What, your mountys cant make it from one side of the street to the other without fainting because they had to walk across the street to get another doughnut?You guys are stupid cucucks, eh?

You Canadians dont know what the fuk you are talking about!If we wouldnt of helped the french in world war II you fagets would be goddamn nazis! The french are assholes!Atleast our beer doesnt taste like water! You have so many donut shops in your country ,its almost funny! What, your mountys cant make it from one side of the street to the other without fainting because they had to walk across the street to get another doughnut?You guys are stupid cucucks, eh?

You Canadians dont know what the fuk you are talking about!If we wouldnt of helped the french in world war II you fagets would be goddamn nazis! The french are assholes!Atleast our beer doesnt taste like water! You have so many donut shops in your country ,its almost funny! What, your mountys cant make it from one side of the street to the other without fainting because they had to walk across the street to get another doughnut?You guys are stupid cucucks, eh?

I am an American currently living in Canada and I hope the US boycott the shit out of Canada. I have been here for 5 years unable to get a job because I am accused of trying to steal Canadian's work. FUCK THAT! Most of Canada is founded on the backs of us Arrogant Americans. I hope my fellow countrymen leave canada with nothing but there lumber and shitty hydro power.

Reading over these comments, I can see the massive difference in intelligence between Yanks and Canadians. It's unfortunate that you Yanks learn your vocabulary from sitcomes and comics (especially you Chelsea McKee). Do you Yanks have to result to such low punches to get your point across? Can't you do it in a more intelligent way. Futhermore, some of you claim that America is freeing the oppressed Iraqis, how so? Isn't America oppressing the Iraqis now by denying them basic rights? Same as Saddam.

BTW, I'm an Alberta and I love Canada, and I love Quebec.
As an Albertan, my question to the Yanks is: Once you used up all the oil you will steal from the middle east (the oil you use to air condition those big SUVs driven around by all of those fat American fucks), will you attack Alberta for our oil? And will you attack us with the claim that we are not a free people and need your "help"? Wouldn't be surprised. Wake up America. The world hates you!

I'm A Canuck living in Quebec. This province and country are getting stranger and stranger every day. It's obvious to me that too many Canadians are chicken-shit whiny liberal two-faced losers! "Saddam has no weapons" - what, are you stupid or just too wasted to understand the news? Clinton, the great Democrat ex-pres./lazy asshole, said the day he left office, Saddam unquestionably had weapons of mass - destruction. Is that not clear enough for your foggy minds? Does Montreal or Toronto have to be nuked by terrorists before you understand? What is wrong with you? Why are you so bitter toward Americans? Are you jealous that they have balls and you don't? Wake the fuck up before it's too late!!

I'm sorry, but you fucking yanks need to go get lives. Get off your fucking computers and get out of your moms basement. Stop acting tough, because we all know in real life your little chicken shits who will never get laid. Posting annonymous shit on the web does not mean you have balls. So why don't you turn off your little computer, go do something with your worthless lives.

Reading comments on this page have been somewhat amusing. First of all, If insulting an opponent in America makes you the winner of an argument, your judgement system needs to be straightned out. For all you who strongly argued troops should be in Iraq, you now know you are wrong, And america is up a certian creek, with the paddle long gone. Canada not helping occupy Iraq isn't as simple as"we didn't feel like it." For example, we helped out in Afghanistan more than our share for a country with a military as little as ours. And this was when we weren't attacked. The states expects us to invade a country when nobody was attacked. Hmm. I remind you we are a nation of peacemakers, unlike our "counterpart"