“I couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” said Snow when asked about his reaction to the Bell Centre fans booing the U.S. national anthem.
It wouldn’t hurt all the childish idiots who were booing last night to remember that the only reason Canada can afford to keep its nose clean is thanks to the U.S.
After 9/11, Canadians were going around proclaiming how much they loved Americans, buying pins with the Canadian and American flag together to pin to their lapels, grieving together with the U.S. But now, less than two years later, they’re booing the U.S. national anthem at hockey games. Utterly disgraceful, and utterly fickle. It seems Canadians only have compassion for helpless victims, not for strong nations willing to defend the interests of the world.
Idiots like that give all Canadians a bad name. It’s time for Canada to re-examine its relationship with the United States, and to start acknowledging that we have more than enough reason to be grateful.