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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.
Fans boo as U.S. national anthem is played
Fans boo as U.S. national anthem is played
Fans boo as U.S. national anthem is played
By Associated Press, 3/21/2003 00:47
 http://www.boston.com/dailynews/080/sports/Fans_boo_as_U_S_national_anthe:.shtml

MONTREAL (AP) 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. More than 200,000 people turned out for an anti-war demonstration in Montreal last Saturday.

''I'm sure there are a lot of people against the war, but some things people can't control,'' said New York's Alexei Yashin, who is from Russia. ''They were probably showing what they feel about it.''

Teammate Mark Parrish, a native of Bloomington, Minn., was upset hearing 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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WAKE UP 22.Mar.2003 00:37

DUDE

if this is so. than that tells us that the dissinterested can tell some sort of stink is a hand...............

Fuck America 22.Mar.2003 00:40

Patriot

The ramifications of what Bush has wrought have only begun. My fellow Americans, you had better get used to being spit upon, booed, shunned, and being targets of violence. King Bush has royally fucked up big time. Get used to it. If you don't like it, work for change. Regime change. At home.

FUCK EM 22.Mar.2003 03:09

Non-American

Fuck everybody who hates America!!!!! And that comes from a Non-American!!!!!

FUCK EM 22.Mar.2003 03:09

Non-American

Fuck those who hate America!!!! And no, I am not a YANK!!!!

Fuck those who love America 22.Mar.2003 03:28

f

And I AM an American!!!!!!!!!