posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 10:35 PM
I'd just like to echo most of the replies here. This was the act of one mindless idiot and he does not speak for the country. I personally am more or
less pro USA so I don't like to see people in my own country act this way.
However, a lot of Americans have been guilty of doing things that some say would be a lot worse than burning a flag. Take the whole South
Park/Mohammed incident. How many people were offended by that?...
There are plenty of other things too. And I know that these things don't represent every US citizens feelings, it's just a select few. Kind of like
So to cut it short; Don't be offended by the actions of the ignorant, America. You're bigger and better than that.
On a side note, this whole soccer hooliganism thing is getting a bit out of hand. Yes, there are people who go to see their favourite teams play, and
yes, there are idiots who fight either during the game or after, but if you compare it to the 40,000 - 80,000 (people per stadium in the English
Premier League every week) who just go to watch football match, the figure is quite minuscule. It's certainly not as bad as it was in the
1970's/1980's. Personally, I've only ever seen one major fight involving hundreds of people at a football match that I have attended. Everything
else has just been the odd drunken idiot getting thrown out of the stadium.
Also, I got in to a nice conversation with an American guy in a Los Feliz Mexican restaurant last week. We were watching England Vs Mexico on the tv
and got talking about the world cup. We both wanted our teams to beat the hell out of each other, but agreed that we'd like to see both teams do well
in the competition. There was no fighting or arguing, it was all very civilized.......
... unlike the fighting at the Dodgers vs Tigers game I went to. I won't be sitting in the cheap seats again.