Winter Classic altercation (December 2012: fan sentenced to house arrest)
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01-07-2012, 09:46 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
As a HUGE Flyers fan who grew up watching the Flyers, reading everything about them.....I can honestly say I was nervous to go to Philly wearing a Flyers jersey. When I got there, it was just another city and most people I met were very nice to a couple of guys from Ottawa.
I am with most here. If you run into the wrong group of people after they had a few too many drinks - you might get knocked out for no good reason. In this case, it was Flyers fans on Ranger fans. But, I promise you those same three guys have beat up their fair share of Flyer fans over the course of time. That is who they likely are; tough guys, starting fights, idiots. When the violence is related to the jersey it is a big deal - but take it for what it was. Drunk idiots fighting.
Drunk idiots fighting is not a Philly thing. It is NOT a sports thing. It is not an American thing. Happens everywhere alcohol is served. Doesn't make it OK; I feel terrible for the Rangers fan, but - it is not a Flyers fan thing.
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