Thread: It sickens me
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10-07-2003, 06:53 AM
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I actually don't think the national anthems should be played at professional games. International events I can understand but to me I don't really see the point at an NHL or NFL game. I think instead of honoring those that fought for freedom what it does is feed into a sort of rabid nationalism. I mean you have very excitable people getting ready for an exciting event, it's very loud you have people drinking it's a party atmosphere it just seems like a bad mix to me. I think people take these symbols of a country (the flag, anthem) too seriously they are not more important than the actual actions of a country, if someone doesn't take his hat off he is not a bad Cdn or American there are more important things and he very well may have a good reason.

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