a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks
reedrover

a matter of perspective: sports and fans

There are days when I think Americans are boorish and rude, violent and nasty. Then I read about how sporting matches are conducted/attended in other countries, and remember to be thankful that we still [mostly] respect our sports teams. (We just tear up the cities they live in.)

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/soccer/04/12/champions.tuesday/index.html?cnn=yes

MILAN, Italy (Reuters) -- The Champions League quarterfinal between Inter Milan and city rivals AC Milan was abandoned after 73 minutes on Tuesday after Milan keeper Dida was struck by one of dozens of flares thrown down from the stands.

German referee Markus Merk took the players off the pitch at the San Siro stadium after Inter fans began hurling plastic bottles and then over 30 flares on to the penalty area below them after a header by Esteban Cambiasso was disallowed.
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