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November 16th, 2017, 12:15 pm #101

Booing the anthem is at least understandable (not necessarily justified) if the opponent is an historical rival or "enemy", on the field or off, but not really in this case.

I was sad to see NZ go out.  They did pretty well overall, considering the low club level of some of their players.  Much improved from 2013.  But they needed luck and didn't get enough to help them.  Impressed with Ryan Thomas in midfield, young player with tons of energy, hopefully he can get to a bigger club.
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Joined: February 9th, 2011, 2:58 pm

November 17th, 2017, 5:32 am #102

nfm24 wrote: Booing the anthem is at least understandable (not necessarily justified) if the opponent is an historical rival or "enemy", on the field or off, but not really in this case.
There is also a further possibility: you jeer a National Anthem because you dislike a single player of the team. That's what happened at the 1990 World Cup final, when Stadio Olimpico booed the Argentinian Anthem but Diego Maradona actually was the only target...

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Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:28 pm

November 17th, 2017, 7:12 am #103

Well, that's the wrong way to make that protest.  Just boo the player whenever he gets the ball.
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