Canadians Boo US Anthem
At a hockey game in Montreal, Canadians booed throughout the playing of the US national anthem.
The sellout crowd of 21,273 at Bell Centre was asked to “show your support and respect for two great nations” before the singing of the American and Canadian national anthems.
But a significant portion of the crowd booed throughout “The Star-Spangled Banner” in an apparent display of their displeasure with the U.S.-led war against Iraq. More than 200,000 people turned out for an anti-war demonstration in Montreal last Saturday.
And then the New York Islanders kicked the Montreal Canadiens’ asses. Hard.