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01-12-2013, 02:52 PM
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He isn't universally booed everywhere he goes either. I was at the 2002 NHL Draft in Toronto and he came out and announced a moment of silence for the victims of 9/11. One guy started booing and everyone in the crowd told him under no circumstances that he should shut up or face the consequences. Granted, that was disrespecting a moment of silence but still.

I've never quite figured out why Bettman is so despised by fans. It seems like it is universal after a major labour dispute I guess. Most MLB fans hate Bud Selig too and he tends to get lots of boos. I would say he is probably hated more in Canada than Bettman is, mostly because he led the charge to kill the Expos and he killed the Expos' chances at winning the 1994 World Series. He is the one Commissioner that no matter what the circumstances (though I won't be a jerk and disrespect a moment of silence), I would boo him. Heck, if MLB had a public draft and I went, I'd boo each time Selig came out on stage and then follow it with a Let's Go Expos chant.

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