Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Carter hit with bottle

Toward the end of this interview clip, Flyers forward Jeff Carter is hit by a plastic beer bottle from a Washington fan:



Good thing it was a plastic one.
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18 Comments:

At 2:30 PM, April 23, 2008, Anonymous mbourque said...

I wouldn't put down the entire washington fanbase for this. Only a single drunken moron is to blame for this.

 
At 2:33 PM, April 23, 2008, OpenID revpeter said...

Sad. There is never an excuse to throw anything on the ice, even at a Flyer. Unless it was Randy Jones. And you were only throwing really nasty words.

 
At 2:59 PM, April 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Classless behaviour by the fans. But I was impressed with how professionally Carter handled it.

 
At 2:59 PM, April 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you were going to throw a bottle, shouldnt be spotted on tv grabbing the bottle in the first place

 
At 3:00 PM, April 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I meant "by the fan" not "fans."

 
At 3:04 PM, April 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, looking at the video again, you can see three scumbags working together to nail Carter with the bottle. Terrible.

 
At 3:19 PM, April 23, 2008, Blogger S said...

I'm sure the media would have had a field day if this happened in Philly. It's barely been mentioned. Thanks, James, for posting about this. And people say Flyers fans have no class. At least we have the guts to take people on personally (Domi in the penalty box, anyone?)

 
At 3:28 PM, April 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a Dixie Cup shortage in Washington?

I remember going to a Labor Day game years ago in Calgary. Eskies brought their cheerleaders, as usual, to pump up the Eskies-fan section near the 35. Eskies score a TD. Cheerleaders cheer. GLASS beer bottles come flying out of the nearby Stamps-fan section like ICBMs out of St. Petersburg. McMahon stadium doofuses stand there like Guillermo on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ie dumb-@zz expression on face, playing with selves, doing nothing to stop the carnage).

 
At 4:08 PM, April 23, 2008, Blogger J. Michael Neal said...

I remember going to a Labor Day game years ago in Calgary. Eskies brought their cheerleaders, as usual, to pump up the Eskies-fan section near the 35. Eskies score a TD. Cheerleaders cheer. GLASS beer bottles come flying out of the nearby Stamps-fan section like ICBMs out of St. Petersburg. McMahon stadium doofuses stand there like Guillermo on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ie dumb-@zz expression on face, playing with selves, doing nothing to stop the carnage).

Story from the 2002 NCAA West Regional. It starts with the fact that it is a Minnesota & North Dakota tradition to have skating cheerleaders that come out before the game and between periods. Stupid, stupid tradition, but I'm from Michigan, and only a transplanted Gopher fan.

Before the first round game between Michigan and St. Cloud State, the Michigan student section was, uhm, questioning the moral stature of the cheerleaders. They got kind of ugly. It got the crowd riled up, and it got the St. Cloud cheerleaders and mascot going, too. The mascot got a bit carried away making fun of the Michigan team during introductions.

As the cheerleaders were skating towards the zamboni door, they had to go through the Michigan team. Mike Komisarek absolutely drilled the Husky mascot. As perfect a body check as I've ever seen. That'll teach the stupid dog to skate with his head down.

The cheerleaders didn't take the ice between periods. St. Cloud, of course, lost the game, just as they have every other NCAA tournament game they've ever played.

 
At 4:08 PM, April 23, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's Ron Artest when you need him?

 
At 4:24 PM, April 23, 2008, Blogger selfish crab said...

The bottle wasn't an isolated incident. there was food thrown all over the ice. On this video at around 0:45, someone throws a mini-pizza box at a celebrating Lupul.

 
At 5:01 PM, April 23, 2008, Blogger Dare said...

I was rooting for Washington as much as the next person, but geez. I hate seeing fan behaviour like this. It's true, too - if it had happened in Philly, it would have gotten tons of media attention as testament to the overall crappiness of Flyer fans.

 
At 5:44 PM, April 23, 2008, Anonymous desdemona said...

Congrats to the guy giving the interview not to get thrown off and to turn it into a discussion about the "compusure" of the Flyers.

 
At 8:10 PM, April 23, 2008, Blogger Bethany said...

Geez one stupid fan...that's all it takes.

 
At 9:34 PM, April 23, 2008, Blogger I Have Kasparaitis said...

That was just rude. I hate the Flyers, and I would have never had done that. No excuse for that behaviour. get a grip, your team didn't make it into the next round, wait for next year, they'll do much better with more time. It's a real shame fans are acting like this and giving everyone else a bad rep.

 
At 10:43 PM, April 23, 2008, Blogger tj said...

if it had happened in Philly, it would have gotten tons of media attention as testament to the overall crappiness of Flyer fans.

Exactly. Plus in Philly it would be a glass bottle. NHL refs are to blame, they left Caps fans frustrated. If Flyers would win fare and square, people would just leave... But fans wanted to make a statement... Unfortunately Carter was a receiver, it should be refs.

 
At 1:47 AM, April 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a caps fan, I am ashamed at the fans who threw stuff onto the ice, and at carter. Apologies for the behavior, and I hope this is a rare occurrence.

 
At 2:26 PM, April 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't blame the refs for the fans boorish behaviour either. The fans that throw stuff are morons. It sucks that the Caps lost, but it is still just a game. If more poeple knew the rules they would be less upset about the officiating. Yes the refs put their whistles away after the second period and the officiating was inconsistent, but no it is not interference to check a player that just played the puck even if you happen to check him towards the goal.

Thankfully the NHL players are more mature than NBA players (we know it isn't the glass stopping them from givinng a good shoe pounding), but in the case the NHL fans showed the same lack of class. For all of the deserved flack the Flyers took
earlier in the season for borderline play they accounted themselves well in this case.

 

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