Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Booing U.S. Anthem Gives Montreal A Bad Name

Charles Prévost-Linton and Jérémy Gabriel sing Canadian and U.S. national anthems at the Bell Centre. Photograph by: John Kenney, Gazette File Photo

From Montreal Gazette:

Montrealers like to think of themselves as fair, classy people but there’s nothing classy about the disgraceful conduct of the fans at the Bell Centre who booed the singing of the United States national anthem prior to Monday’s game between the Canadiens and the Boston Bruins.

It was impossible to hear Charles Prévost-Linton’s rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner because most of the sellout crowd of 21,273 drowned out his voice with boos or chants of Go Habs Go.

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