Please forgive me - that was supposed to be *loses* - its been a long day.
I don't know how many people remember the incident when two gun happy pilots
gunned down FRIENDLY units even though they were clearly marked and were told that they were FRIENDLY units
over in Afghanistan.
The friendly units were Canadians and I believe there were other units from other countries also mowed down. The gun happy pilots were reprimanded later.
It was all over in the news esp since they were told friendly units were there.
How does that relate to a hockey game...well
Later that evening a Canadian team were in I believe New York or Boston, I can't remember which city. EVERYONE ( including Canadian fans) respectfully were silent when the American anthem was played. HOWEVER when the Canadian anthem was played jeers, insults and beer bottle were thrown. Of course this resulted in a brawl in the STANDS not the ice or between the players. The players from both teams had nothing to do with it and were actually appalled.
THAT hockey game incident was played by the media on both sides with different points of view. Not only were the the fans basically representing their American outlook at visiting teams their timing
for such a display show extreme poor taste and if I remember correctly even the US president made an apologetic comment.
The view over here is...well what do you expect from them. This view is not JUST MINE but all of Canada.
So Cat that is where the mentality of if you have guns just mow down anything that moves comes from.