Sarah Palin Booed at Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Opener … Don’t Worry Sarah, They Booed Santa Claus Too & Injured Football Players
The City of Brotherly Love huh?
The City of Philly has still never learned any lessons from that fateful October day in 1999 when a city lost its collective soul.
The City of Philadelphia shows once again what it is made of. Last night at the Flyers home opener, Sarah Palin, Willow and her 6 year old daughter Piper were resoundingly booed by the Philadelphia Flyer faithful. So much for class and respect. However, what exactly did anyone expect? It’s Philly, as Hot Air states … at least she made it out alive. Any one knows who has attended a sporting event in Philly and rooted for the away team knows they are taking their life in their hands.
Honestly, what would have anyone expected from Philly fans who in the past booed Santa Claus and threw snow balls at him? However, nothing was worse in the history of sports fans than the disgusting behavior shown by Philly fans when Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irving suffered a neck injury in old Veterans Stadium. The Philly fans actually cheered as Michael Irving lay motionless on Veterans Field.
“I couldn’t believe they cheered when Michael Irvin got hurt,” said Donovan McNabb, the team’s No. 1 pick who was nearly booed off the stage by Eagles fans attending the draft. “You don’t know what to expect from them.”
Many fans in the crowd of 66,669 cheered when they realized Irvin was hurt, and again when paramedics wheeled a stretcher onto the field. Many also cheered respectfully when he was placed in an ambulance, but the damage was done.
“Some people need to grow up and find some inner peace, because there is no peace in watching somebody suffer,” said Irvin’s teammate, Emmitt Smith.
“This, in terms of bad taste, was as bad as it gets,” said Mayor Edward Rendell, an avid sports fan.
We are reminded by The Gateway Pundit that all week we have heard liberals and the MSM talk about how mean Republican campaign stops have been.
The New York Times wishes to make excuses for the rude or boorish behavior of Philly by stating that the appearance was not appropriate. Funny, politicians go to sporting events all the time and the fans whether they support the candidate or not at least act with some class. I do not remember the NASCAR crowd acting with such ill-mannered behavior. If NASCAR fans had ever booed Obama and his children the MSM would have called them racists and a modern day lynching.
While Philadelphia fans are known for not being shy about voicing disapproval, the question has been raised — including by me in an earlier version of this post — whether the appearance was appropriate at a sports event like this.
I do have to take exception and question the McCain/Palin campaign as to what the hell they were thinking in having Sarah Palin with her two daughters go into Navy Blue Democratic territory like Philly where their fans have always been nothing short of rudely insane. Did they think Sarah was gong to be cheered?
The boos may have been exagerated; however, there were still boos.
In her original post Zinser exaggerated the boos by the crowd, attacked Flyers owner Ed Snider for inviting Palin to the event and appears to have fabricated the discomfort felt by NHL players Scott Gomez and Mike Richards.
That account has since been changed. Somewhere along the line Zinser gutted the original article and replaced it with a new one that came a bit closer to reality.