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When they're not clubbing baby seals, raping underage thai children or slaughtering whales the Canadians love to terrorize small American children that come to play hockey.

Canadians hurl abuse at U.S. hockey peewees

By INGRID PERITZ





MONTREAL -- A peewee hockey tournament in Montreal became a trip into
hostile territory for a busload of Americans who say they encountered
such fierce anti-Americanism that they will think twice before
returning.



During a four-day visit, boys travelling with their Massachusetts
hockey team witnessed the burning of the Stars and Stripes and the
booing of the U.S. national anthem. When travelling in their bus
emblazoned with a red-white-and-blue "Coach USA" logo, they saw people
on the street who extended their middle fingers or made other angry
gestures.



On the ice, the Canadian players told their visiting counterparts that "the U.S. sucks" and dispensed other anti-American insults, the Americans said.



"It was a shock to go to a tournament and have kids saying this to us.
These are our friends that are doing this," Brockton Boxers coach Ernest
Nadeau said.



"We didn't expect Canadian players -- especially young boys -- would take things to that extreme," he said in an interview.



The 11- and 12-year-old boys from Brockton, 30 kilometres south of
Boston, had been looking forward to the hockey tournament in Montreal. But
parents who accompanied them said they were unprepared for the depth of
anti-American sentiment over the U.S.-led war against Iraq.



One parent, Bill Carpenter, was so upset he cancelled his family's vacation to Quebec this summer.



"We were very offended by the whole thing," said Mr. Carpenter, who accompanied two sons on the trip.



"I understand the opposition to the war. But we were made to feel unwelcome just about anywhere we went.



"Montreal is a 5½-hour drive for us. It's not like we were travelling to Syria or France or Germany," he said. "As
Americans, we felt in the past that Canada was our closest ally and
friend. No one told us we were heading into unfriendly territory."



The trip soured soon after the Americans rolled into Montreal on March 20.



Their bus entered downtown Montreal just as hundreds of college and
university students were marching through the streets in an antiwar
demonstration. Police cruisers spotted the U.S. bus and escorted it to
its hotel on Sherbrooke Street as a safety precaution. A police officer
urged the visitors to remain in the bus until the protest passed.



The children watched as several demonstrators made obscene gestures toward the bus. A U.S. flag was dragged through the street.



"We felt horrible," Mr. Nadeau said. "How would you feel if the
Canadian flag was dragged down the streets in the U.S.A.? This is a
country that's supposed to be our ally."



That night, about a dozen families went to the Montreal Canadiens-New
York Islanders game at the Montreal Bell Centre, a much-anticipated
visit planned months in advance. In a gesture later condemned, the U.S. national anthem was widely booed by the crowd, leaving the visiting American children perplexed.



"The kids were just questioning, 'Why are they doing this?' " said David Cruise, who was there with his 12-year-old son. "It's hard for them to realize we weren't in America any more; we were in a different country.



"I said, 'They're booing our national anthem because they don't like us.' "



Mr. Cruise felt so uncomfortable that he left with his son after the first period. "Whether
you're for or against the war, we have guys over there dying," Mr.
Cruise said. "The next time, we'll stay in the States. I'm not going
back there again."



The visitors say anti-American comments continued when the young
players faced off against the Beverly Bandits, a team from Beverly, Ont.
U.S. players say the Canadians hurled insults during face-offs and at
other times.



"They told us we sucked, gave us the finger and said 'Down with the U.S.A.' or 'The U.S.A. sucks," Mr. Nadeau said. At one point, a
Canadian player made a disparaging remark about the United States "and
the referee turned around and said, 'I agree with you.' "What stunned us
was that the referee, who is supposed to be unbiased, is agreeing with
the boys on the ice."



His players "wanted to retaliate" against the Canadians, but Mr. Nadeau said he urged them "not to do anything foolish."



Denis Desrochers, president of the minor hockey team in Beverly, west of
Hamilton, said in an interview that he had heard nothing about the
anti-American slurs.



"It boggles my mind that the kids would say that. They don't even talk about it," he said. "I wouldn't tolerate it. Whether you're American or Canadian, you're not allowed to swear at any kids."
On Saturday, Mr. Carpenter went for a walk downtown with his two
children as another antiwar demonstration unfolded in Montreal -- one of
several that drew huge crowds in a province staunchly opposed to the
war.



Mr. Carpenter came across a knot of demonstrators surrounding a
protester who, with an Iraqi flag and a U.S. flag, had climbed atop a
traffic light.



The crowd cheered when the man waved the Iraqi flag, and booed the U.S.
flag, Mr. Carpenter said. Then the protester doused the U.S. flag in
kerosene.



"It went up in a puff of smoke and flames, and the crowd went wild.
They were all cheering," said Mr. Carpenter, whose 24-year-old son, a
U.S. Marine, was sent to retrieve bodies of Americans killed in the 2001
terrorist bombing of USS Cole in Yemen.



Mr. Carpenter tried to explain the anti-American displays to his
children. "I said to my kids, 'These folks disagree with our government,
not you personally.' "



As they crossed the border into the United States, cheers went up in the
bus. "We were very, very happy to get back home," Mr. Nadeau said.


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  • In all fairness, this is old incident and at a time when anti-Americanism was all time high. And it was in Montreal.

    And your description isn't helping. I despise how debate on the internet turns into us vs. them, with people spewing stereotypes and ignorance.

    Canadians are good neighbors and friends, period. The idiots who taunted the children are beyond help.

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  • ...Montreal, Quebec...they try very hard to NOT be part of Canada...

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    • @SpIderZ
      Of their 22 federal Members of Parliament, Montreal and Laval are represented by fourteen New Democratic Party MPs, seven Liberal Party of Canada MPs and one Bloc Québécois MP.

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    • @smyle ...that's now...in 2003 (date of this event) things were a tad different...they held 38 seats, down from 44 7 years prior when they lost official opposition status to the Reform Party, although in 2003 they still had a 49% approval rating for seperation...besides, it's just an easy barb to throw out when you live in the West... :)

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    • @SpIderZ
      yup

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  • Yea, but who won the games?

    Keep in mind that Montreal is in French-Canadian Quebec, well known for its own brand of separatist, Commonwealth-hating, anglophobe culture. Most english speaking Canadians may not agree with many US policies either, but they aren't the assholes about it that the French-Canadians tend to be. They can be real assholes in general to anyone who doesn't speak French. The further away from Quebec you go in Canada, the nicer the people tend to be.

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    • @ericredbeard I've traveled around the world, and Quebec City is the only place I've ever been called "gringo".

      It's breathtakingly beautiful, and a great place for a fistfight.

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  • "The trip soured soon after the Americans rolled into Montreal on March 20."

    March 20th of what year? This sounds like it was from back in 2003.

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  • french canaians are a bunch of pigs.

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  • An old article from 2003.
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/882915/posts

    "CHILDRENS Hockey Team Attacked By Mob In Canada."

    No one was atacked, the bus drove thru a protest. Protesters made gestures
    and shouted at an American bus, with blacked out windows, so it would have been impossible to see who was inside.

    Global hatred to Americans was in tandem at the time due to global hatred towards GWB... 2003, who btw, had ZERO respect for Canada and Canadians.

    Another pathetic More..

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  • Too many liveleakers in the crowd

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  • so i take it you guys lost the championship game by bad reffing

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  • Quebec, say no more.

    But I'm disappointed that the Beverly team acted that way.

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  • Sick behavior.

    Americans never act like this towards canadians

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  • LOL you could tell this article was written by Americans. they went to Quebec not Canada. If you drove around in a bus with a big maple leaf on it in Quebec people would give you the finger. just try ordering a pint of Canadian at a bar in Montreal, they will get pissed at you and give you this garbage water they call Dry Sec...

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    • @codeblue213 Ingrid Peritz is Canadian who writes for the globe. The description was written by the user who uploaded it.

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    • @codeblue213 I'm glad to hear it is only in Quebec where they might as well been in France! Reading the article left me a little perplexed since Canada went above and beyond to show respect and love to their lost soldiers.

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  • "Americans who say they encountered
    such fierce anti-Americanism that they will think twice before
    returning."

    Wow!!! I thought Canadians were nice people, I guess I will reconsider my trip to Vancouver this next year. I'll spend my money somewhere else.

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  • I believe this is how all Americans are treated on foreign soil.

    Welcome to your reality

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  • at least they got past the boarder Nazi's

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  • "They're booing our national anthem because they don't like us."

    should be:

    "They're booing our national anthem because they don't like what we do."

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  • lol what the fuck is this? Man someone sure hates Canada haha. Unless this is an joke, seriously get a life.

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