GDT: 3/05 • NY Islanders @ NY Rangers • 7PM • VS.
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03-06-2007, 04:54 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
I went to the game and sat in section 425 in the garden last night. First I want to apologize for the appalling behavior in that section last night. I have a high tolerance for for harassing fans and what not but last night went over the line. Unfortunately a great game was ruined for me and I'm sure several other people in the direct vicinity.
I am an Islanders fan and I went to the game with an Islanders fan who USED TO BE an acquantaince of mine. He drank too much and was unnecessarilly vulgar at times. At 1 point we went up to go the bathroom and some rangers fans harrassed him about his weight (he was in a white Isles Jersey, I was in a blue jump suit) He responded with a vulgar comment back and an altercation developed behind me as the target of his comment chased after him. The two of them got heated and I stepped in feeling responsible for my friend to cool things down. I repeatedly said "We are all here to watch hockey. Relax. no one needs to get kicked out" I got shoved aside and a melee broke loose in front of me. I then got sucker punched by someone I hadn't even addressed, looked at or talked to. Probably just another idiot like my friend going to the game to find trouble.
Anyway just wanted to 1. tell a story and I'm wondering if anyone saw this go down and knows the guy that jumped me. 2. to thank and apologize to the rangers fans directly to the side and behind me. They were mature to deal with my friend until his ejection and were supportive and gracious to me after the altercation noting as he security guard did that I was just trying to cool things down.
Point being. These games are great. They inspire passion from the players and fans from both sides. Its just too bad that there are clowns on both sides of the aisle who like to use these games as an occassion to cause trouble and injury.
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