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A road trip for a group of U.S. peewee hockey players to a tournament in
Montreal turned into a foray into enemy territory as the boys were barraged
with anti-American insults and witnessed protesters trashing the American
flag, reports the Globe and Mail.


The paper said the 11- and 12-year-old boys from Brockton, Mass., had been
looking forward to the trip, which soured soon after their "Coach USA" tour
bus rolled into downtown Montreal on March 20.
Hundreds of college students were marching through the streets in an
anti-war demonstration and seized upon the bus as a target for its anti-U.S.
venom. Several demonstrators made obscene gestures toward the bus, and an
American flag was dragged through the street.


"We felt horrible," Brockton Boxers coach Ernest Nadeau said. "How would you
feel if the Canadian flag was dragged down the streets in the U.S.A.? This
is a country that's supposed to be our ally," he told the paper.
At another demonstration, the Americans watched as a crowd cheered when a
protester waved the Iraqi flag, and booed the U.S. flag. Next, the Stars and
Stripes were doused with kerosene and ignited.
"It went up in a puff of smoke and flames, and the crowd went wild. They
were all cheering," said parent Bill Carpenter.
"I said to my kids, 'These folks disagree with our government, not you
personally,'" he told the paper. Carpenter's 24-year-old son is a U.S.
Marine who was sent to retrieve bodies of Americans killed in the 2001
terrorist bombing of USS Cole in Yemen. He has canceled his family's planned
summer vacation to Quebec.
At the Montreal Canadiens-New York Islanders game at the Montreal Bell
Center that night, the U.S. national anthem was widely booed by the crowd,
creating confusion for the visiting youngsters.
Parent David Cruise felt so uncomfortable that he left with his son after
the first period.
"Whether you're for or against the war, we have guys over there dying," he
said. "The next time, we'll stay in the States. I'm not going back there
again."
The insults grew personal when the players hit the ice. During a game
against the Beverly Bandits, a team from Beverly, Ont., the boys said their
Canadian counterparts were verbally abusive during face-offs.
"They told us we s----, gave us the finger and said 'Down with the U.S.A.'
or 'The U.S.A. s----," Nadeau said.
Making matters worse, the referee chimed in, "I agree with you," following
one Canadian player's derogatory comment.
"It was a shock to go to a tournament and have kids saying this to us. These
are our friends that are doing this," Nadeau said. "We didn't expect
Canadian players - especially young boys - would take things to that
extreme."
"We were very offended by the whole thing," said Carpenter. "I understand
the opposition to the war. But we were made to feel unwelcome just about
anywhere we went. ... As Americans, we felt in the past that Canada was our
closest ally and friend. No one told us we were heading into unfriendly
territory."
A Canadian father contacted WorldNetDaily after hearing about the story to
"apologize on behalf of all decent Canadians."
"I want to express my regret that such a thing happened. I am a hockey dad
and it made me see red when I read that story," George Wannan told WND. "The
majority of non-French Canadians feel outraged that our French Canadian
prime minister and his predominantly French Canadian cabinet have made all
of us appear to be anti-American. That just isn't the truth - not at all."
Wannan emphasized that it was French Canadians who dished out the insults,
"and they are French, after all," he said.
"God Bless America!" Wannan said in concluding his comments to WND.

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Well it looks like the end is near......everyone hates the US! If it wasn't for us everything would suck! Fuck the French !
 

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What an insult. Where do they have the right to down the U.S. Last time they helped out, they sent the Canadian Navy, a few tugboats and a barge. I will no longer capitalize the word canada, because along with france, it's not a real country. I will no longer eat anything canadian or buy anything made in canada. I think their only two exports are bacon and syrup. We could have canada if we wanted it. The moment we approached the border, the french canadians would immediatly surrender. We wouldn't even have to send soldiers. We could send a bunch of card board cut-outs of soldiers and they'd surrender to them. I will continue to watch hockey because there is always the chance of seeing an American beating the crap out of a canadian. End Thursday morning rant. :twisted:
 

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Well, this does not surprise me at all. I have family that lives in Montreal (and NO, they are not french, they are Italian) and everytime I go and visit, I hate the french more and more. They are the biggest ASSHOLES on the face of the earth. As soon as they sense you are American, they will purposely talk french to you. They have always hated Americans there. They are french-canadians and not to be confused with Canadians. I also have family in Toronto, Canada. They really like Americans. To them, we are from the "states." I have had nothing but great times in Toronto. I hope this clears up any misconceptions about the whole country. I would just isolate the providence of quebec. That's where ALL the Bastards are.
 

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Well, this does not surprise me at all. I have family that lives in Montreal (and NO, they are not french, they are Italian) and everytime I go and visit, I hate the french more and more. They are the biggest ASSHOLES on the face of the earth. As soon as they sense you are American, they will purposely talk french to you. They have always hated Americans there. They are french-canadians and not to be confused with Canadians. I also have family in Toronto, Canada. They really like Americans. To them, we are from the "states." I have had nothing but great times in Toronto. I hope this clears up any misconceptions about the whole country. I would just isolate the providence of quebec. That's where ALL the Bastards are.
Fortunately, I was born inWest Palm Florida the only child born here in my family). But some of my realtives crossed from Canada (St.Laurent), France (Saint Laurent), and England (Winsors). Speaking french? When visiting france, when they ask for my name, Ido start speaking in American tongue to piss people off. :lol:

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