Singing of American anthem by visiting Canadians

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by EvilTree, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. EvilTree

    EvilTree Member+

    Canadian S.C
    Canada
    Nov 20, 2007
    Frozen Swampland, Soviet Canuckistan
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    What is the protocol for this?

    Do you Yanks think it's disrespectful if Canadians sing SSB?
     
  2. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    anyone can sing it. just be respectful.
     
  3. Dave Brull

    Dave Brull Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    Mayfield Hts, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't knwo about any protocol regarding singing the anthem of another country. I certainly can't see how there would be any problem with it, as the above poster states, if done with respect.

    Since I do not know the words to most other anthems (a few lines in O Canada) I just stand. I think that would be sufficient.
     
  4. shooter6065

    shooter6065 Member

    Nov 16, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Not really. Last summer I went to the Fire-TFC game at Toyota Park and the TFC fans sang the Star Spangled Banner and the Fire fans didn't. They seemed genuine, so why not?
     
  5. Rooney20

    Rooney20 Member+

    Jan 8, 2007
    New York
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As long as they do not make a mockery of it it is fine by me.
     
  6. DamonEsquire

    DamonEsquire BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 16, 2002
    Kentucky
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This issue probably has went back and forth for sometime. At first, this was only an issue with national teams participation. Prehaps players gear up for participation to National Team duties. Then the hosting nation did not have to play opposition anthem, if it was not decided on prior to a certain timeframe. Like a roster submition. Now with more big buisness ties both national athems are played. Even though certain nations ties with teams. The league takes presidence and not individuals. For the most part, this holds true. And fans don't have to sing nor do they disrespect in doing so. In fact, many fans can carry on conversations as long as no violent tendiacies occur. Like fights or trajectile imposition. Thus if both anthems are being played. That usually means countries are in good standings with each other...
     
  7. Smithsoccer1721

    Smithsoccer1721 Member+

    Feb 16, 2007
    Middle of the Table
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I find it disrespectful when people change the last word of the anthem. People change 'home of the brave' into 'home of the yankee's or duke' or anything else to me is offensive.
     
  8. Flyin Ryan

    Flyin Ryan Member

    May 13, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bit funny really. It was written during a war with Canada.
     
  9. beltwayrob

    beltwayrob New Member

    Jun 15, 2004
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In the NHL it is tradition that whenever a team from both countries is playing that both the SSB and O Canada are sung. When DCU play TFC many people sang both. It's a thing of mutual respect for one another.
     
  10. THOMA GOL

    THOMA GOL BigSoccer Supporter

    Yokohama F-Marinos
    Jul 16, 1999
    Paradise of the Pacific
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When in a foreign port (Colombia for example) and the rendering of colors was played, our ship rendered the same hand salute out of diplomacy and respect. Even in Jacksonville, a vessel from Ecuador was moored up. The base played their national anthem and we saluted also, then came the Star-Spangled.
     
  11. ZipSix

    ZipSix BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 20, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I sing both anthems every time I'm at a sporting event when both are played.
     
  12. CrewNoob

    CrewNoob Member

    May 7, 2008
    Huntington, WV
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just as long as you don't boo the opposing anthem, and you stand, I think you're good.
     
  13. mcontento

    mcontento Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Catalina Wine Mixer
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Then you'd really hate the shitheads from Maryland.
     
  14. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2nd
     
  15. DCSharksFC

    DCSharksFC Member

    Feb 28, 2003
    Virginia Tech
    the "O" in "oh say does that star spangled banner..." originated from orioles games and has since filtered into redskins and VT games, and nationals fans, oh its hilarious, they're nationals fans, but sing the "O" total hypocrisy, but its great, its just great
     
  16. Absolute

    Absolute BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 18, 2007
    Green Hell
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Canadians always sing the Star spangled banner at hockey games, at least in my experience. They do it respectfully.

    I sometimes sing their anthem whenever a US based team plays a Canadian team, just out of mutual respect.
     
  17. crewfighter

    crewfighter New Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Claddagh's Roof
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I guess if you don't know the Canadian anthem, you probably shouldn't try to sing it right? :D I know the Oh Canada part and then I'm lost. Pretty sad since I have been to BMO away twice. I just give it silent respect, think that's the right thing to do.

    Anyways, why would you want to sing another countries anthem unless you're a duel citizen? I saw on U-Sector's boards it's trying to one up the away fans. Kind of dumb if it's, "we'll teach them by singing their anthem louder then they can?" Don't get the rationale behind that. And, the Crew fans sing it loud and proud anyways.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnq2k0jhu5Q"]YouTube - Columbus Crew entra al estadio[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7ceaUz-MMs"]YouTube - COLUMBUS CREW 2 CHICAGO FIRE 1 Part 1[/ame]

    But, it's not going to bother me either way. I won't hear you guys from where I'm standing anyways. :D So, do whatever.
     
  18. THOMA GOL

    THOMA GOL BigSoccer Supporter

    Yokohama F-Marinos
    Jul 16, 1999
    Paradise of the Pacific
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was once engaged to a Montreal woman. She never sung Oh Canada much enough for me to learn it, for many obvious reasons:p
     
  19. EvilTree

    EvilTree Member+

    Canadian S.C
    Canada
    Nov 20, 2007
    Frozen Swampland, Soviet Canuckistan
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I sing SSB out of respect for US because singing national anthem is a high form of respect in my book, but some people were saying Americans don't like foreigners singing SSB so I was a bit confused.
    Apparently some Americans prefer silence?

    Toronto away fans made it a point to sing the SSB out of respect for KC fans who treated us well and US and it seemed to be appreciated by KC fans for most part, but when I hear contradictory statements, I get a bit confused so I'd like to get this cleared up
     
  20. CrewNoob

    CrewNoob Member

    May 7, 2008
    Huntington, WV
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think anyone here is saying that they would be offended if you choose to sing it(respectfully of course). I think most people are saying you aren't obligated to sing it at all. I don't think I've ever heard of anyone being upset about a Canuck signing the SSB. I would much prefer that to the idiot teenagers who are talking on their cell phones or otherwise being all-around a-holes during their country's anthem.
     
  21. crewfighter

    crewfighter New Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Claddagh's Roof
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think as long as you're not trying to do what this first poster says you're fine.

    http://z15.invisionfree.com/U_Sector/index.php?showtopic=9926&view=getnewpost And most of these other posters in this thread seem to get it.

    I have no problem with it. Just will make our anthem sound louder and we sing louder then anyone anyways when it comes to our anthem in the Nordecke. Also, really I could careless what TFC fans do to my anthem. I'm not going to be appreciative if a few sing or pissed if a few boo. Because I think most Crew fans have other things to worry about and we will dwarf the few TFC fans that decide to sing or decide to boo.

    Just do what makes you happy. Why should we care either way? It will be sung if you decide not to and if you do sing then I'm sure we will welcome your respectful voice.
     
  22. Daniel from Montréal

    Aug 4, 2000
    Montréal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Montreal fans usually stand and clap politely at the end, but don't sing it. Hell, for soccer many Montreal fans don't even sing O Canada!
     
  23. opal347

    opal347 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 18, 2005
    Clinton Twp, MI
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's probably because they'd rather sing O Quebecois (if it existed, of course)

    Last year, we sang O Canada both times when Canadian teams came here (Toronto Lynx/Thunder Bay), and will probably do so again this time around (Toronto/London). The fans that made the trip from Thunder Bay were singing it with us, and they had no problem with it whatsoever. We are planning a trip for the return legs this year, though. Not sure how we're going to handle that probably until we get there.
     
  24. Razcle

    Razcle New Member

    May 18, 2007
    Waterloo
    well there was that one yank-chap in KC with the tatoos that said "Shut-up Fu¢kin Canadian...why don't you jump back in your vehicle and get back to your own state", but I think most Americans are not going to mind if we sing their national anthem without mocking it.
     
  25. Crewbasher

    Crewbasher Member

    Jul 7, 1999
    The Enemy Base
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When TFC first came to Foxboro, the travelling group from U-Sector (or was it RPB?) and the Riders got together after the game ended and sang "O Canada" and then SSB. Even got some of the other spectators involved. So I have no problem if somebody sings another country's anthem, as long as they're not trying to make a mockery of it (although the Americans who sing the anthem before games do a pretty good job of that by themselves... it's not an audition for American Idol; please just sing the damn song properly). :mad:
     

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