An old friend of mine, JW, was at the Habs-Senators game in Ottawa Saturday night, and he wrote in the comments that some fans from Montreal who came up to Ottawa on the charters wouldn’t stand or take their hats off for the national anthem.
Is this one of the reasons why there’s so many Habs haters out there? How can you not have the common decently to stand while O Canada is being played? Oh, you don’t like Canada, you say, and would prefer to not be a part of it? Then don’t come to Ontario, where most people like Canada? If you were at a bullfight in Spain, would you not stand for the Spanish anthem? Or ‘God Save The Queen’ at a Manchester United match?
You’re a fan of Josh Gorges, and he’s from Kelowna. Tom Kostopoulos is a Mississauga boy. Matt D’Agostini, who I’m sure you cheered like crazy for when he scored, is from Sault Ste. Marie.
We’re all in this together as good, decent Habs fans. We’re from everywhere. Please leave the politics out of it. Show some respect for the anthem. Try to be mature. Is it that hard to stand and take your hat off?