Michael Ryan: After shameful boos during Kansas City Chiefs opener, we all should do some soul searching
On separate occasions in the past year, my wife gifted me an American flag and a bust of George Washington. She clearly gets my abiding love for this country, even if her wonderful presents come nowhere near describing it.So, it’s no surprise, then, that this right-of-center writer once proudly carried the banner in opposition to national anthem protests. I oppose police brutality and racism with everything in me. But I’ve always considered America to be family, and I felt the protests, especially on such a stage and at such a patriotic moment, were an indiscriminate insult to a vast majority ...
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Sam Mellinger: Yes, there were boos at Arrowhead. No, it was not everyone. Now can we talk honestly?
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Gosh dangit we’re at it again.Why do we keep doing this? When did so many of us decide the extremes are the place to hang out, that everything has to be the worst or the best, that if you don’t agree you suck?Before the Chiefs and Texans starred in America’s most-watched live event since the Super Bowl, Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium, players on both teams were booed. The country heard it. The players heard it.Though, to be fair to those booing, those doggone athletes were promoting the radical idea of — checks notes … unity.This booing, including during what was suppos...
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Donald Trump Loudly Booed At Madison Square Garden Ahead Of UFC 244
President Donald Trump was treated to loud boos on Saturday upon entering Madison Square Garden in New York ahead of a mixed martial arts fight.Trump — who also received some cheers — was at the venue to watch the main card of UFC 244, which saw Jorge Masvidal beat Nate Diaz in three rounds.The boos mark the second time in a week that Trump receives a cold welcome at a public sporting event. On Oct. 27, fans at Nationals Park booed the president during Game five of the World Series and chanted “lock him up!”100 CELEBRITIES WHO DIED IN 2019 – TRIBUTE SLIDESHOWSeveral people also stood outside M...
Australia cricket union condemns boos after Smith felled by Archer
Sydney (AFP) - Australia's cricket union Sunday slammed fans at Lord's for booing Steve Smith after he was felled by a bouncer from fast bowler Jofra Archer, saying the sport deserves better.The star batsman collapsed face forward after a sickening blow to the side of the neck and head when on 80 during Australia's first innings of the second Ashes Test against England on Saturday.He was eventually able to walk off the field for concussion checks to a standing ovation after another gritty performance. But when he returned some fans booed him, mirroring the treatment he has received from sectio...