PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Did Philadelphia fans earn another black eye on their already nationally-soured reputation?
In between periods during Wednesday night’s Flyers game at the Wells Fargo Center, a public service announcement about the fight against cancer ran on the scoreboard and it featured three rival players.
The ad titled “Hockey Fights Cancer” starred Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks.
The reaction from fans in the stands was a Philadelphia tradition: they booed. Now ask any Flyers’ fan in attendance and they will tell that they were obviously booing the likes of Crosby and Towes and not the message behind the PSA.
However with a past of booing Santa and a grown man intentionally vomiting on a young fan during a Phillies fan, Philadelphia fans have a national reputation and it’s not exactly complimentary.
The booing at the Flyers game resulted in the following headline from the sports-oriented website Deadspin.com: “Philly Fans Stop Puking On Santa’s Daughter Long Enough To Boo Sidney Crosby Anti-Cancer Ad”
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