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Fantasy Hero
Oct 2nd, 2011, 07:25 PM
after a little fight in volleyball thread concerning cheering skills from crowds i'm asking the whole forum, do you think that home crowd is allowed to boo opponents from the first point of a match even during rallies?
Since for me it's a sign of rudeness i was told it's normal, or better, it's good because it shows that the crowd support their team. IMO you can support your team as loudly as you can, but booing opponents is just bad...what's your idea?

Mary Cherry.
Oct 2nd, 2011, 08:08 PM
Depends on the sport I guess. Pretty much anything goes in football, although it's toned down a hell of a lot in the past couple of decades.

Ferg
Oct 2nd, 2011, 09:17 PM
For whatever reason Im used to it in football, but the way the French do it in rugby during the kicks bothers me. Doing it in individual sports, tennis golf etc. is a big no-no.

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 3rd, 2011, 01:30 AM
The French people are the worst.:oh:

Dani12
Oct 3rd, 2011, 01:31 AM
Kiwis are booing Quade Cooper everytime he gets the ball at RWC :lol:

gc-spurs
Oct 3rd, 2011, 02:49 AM
Coz Quade Cooper deserves it, the little ass.

Anyways, depends on the sport. Individual sports, no. Those big stadium team sports, go for it. If its Quade Cooper on the streets, yes.

miffedmax
Oct 3rd, 2011, 02:59 AM
I agree it depends on the sport and the situation. I mean in Central America they hurl bags of urine at opposing soccer teams, so anything short of that really doesn't even move the needle.

Lena's bangs.

Dani12
Oct 3rd, 2011, 04:46 AM
Coz Quade Cooper deserves it, the little ass.

Anyways, depends on the sport. Individual sports, no. Those big stadium team sports, go for it. If its Quade Cooper on the streets, yes.

You all need to get over it...it's weird...and a little obsessive.

Julian.
Oct 3rd, 2011, 04:50 AM
Rude/unfrair/unrespectful

Martian Jeza
Oct 3rd, 2011, 06:00 AM
At soccer level, I love to boo opponents teams especially the main rivals of my team ! Why would it be disrespectful ? Do you think that the main rivals of your team don't do the same against your own team ? That's a part of sport !

McPie
Oct 3rd, 2011, 06:04 AM
At soccer level, I love to boo opponents teams especially the main rivals of my team ! Why would it be disrespectful ? Do you think that the main rivals of your team don't do the same against your own team ? That's a part of sport !

right, and do respect them outside that times too ;)

ico4498
Oct 3rd, 2011, 07:05 AM
not ok, but its on their dime.

KournikovaFan91
Oct 3rd, 2011, 07:09 AM
For whatever reason Im used to it in football, but the way the French do it in rugby during the kicks bothers me. .

They started that so their own team wouldn't get put off by others doing it, all French supporters do it for ALL teams regardless, so players are used to the noise during the kicks. I also think as the kicker noise would be better than dead silence, I mean how much more pressurizing must that silence be? :shrug:

skanky~skanketta
Oct 3rd, 2011, 07:18 AM
I personally don't like it. Especially in individual sports and if the player being booed has done nothing to warrant it.

Just Do It
Oct 3rd, 2011, 08:21 AM
depends on the sport. booing in group sports is okay, it kinda makes a better atmnosphere and i am sure pro sportsmen are used to it.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 3rd, 2011, 09:26 AM
The French people are the worst.:oh:

Oh, please! They are just some hooligan wannabes :o Go to some sports event held on the Balkans :hearts: you will surely enjoy yourself, maybe even lose a teeth or two :oh:

MaBaker
Oct 3rd, 2011, 09:37 AM
Oh, please! They are just some hooligan wannabes :o Go to some sports event held on the Balkans :hearts: you will surely enjoy yourself, maybe even lose a teeth or two :oh:
Balkan has the best fans in the world, Gravediggers :hearts:

npdIe_5L_34

Musgo
Oct 3rd, 2011, 09:45 AM
I boo during the football matches because I don't like el Farsa (Barcelona)

matthias
Oct 3rd, 2011, 10:26 AM
IMO you can support your team as loudly as you can, but booing opponents is just bad...what's your idea?
i agree 100%

and when i read some comments like this
I mean in Central America they hurl bags of urine at opposing soccer teams, so anything short of that really doesn't even move the needle.
then i think this people are just disgusting and still live in a cave.
but we had such a case in German Football Bundesliga too, so idiots are living all over the world, and unfortunally Sport became a kind of a Battlefield.

Just Do It
Oct 3rd, 2011, 10:39 AM
^ If I'd earn as much as they do I'd not complain if some urine bag hits me, not to mention booing :happy:

Fantasy Hero
Oct 3rd, 2011, 10:45 AM
i agree 100%

and when i read some comments like this

then i think this people are just disgusting and still live in a cave.
but we had such a case in German Football Bundesliga too, so idiots are living all over the world, and unfortunally Sport became a kind of a Battlefield.
you must spread some reputation before giving to matthias again :yeah:
i totally agree with you, Italy has some of the worst football crowd in the world, but luckily those tards stay away from sport (aka everything but football)

^ If I'd earn as much as they do I'd not complain if some urine bag hits me, not to mention booing :happy:

yes because you do sport just for money :shrug: even if i would earn the double of them i would never accept people being unrespectful towards me unless i give them a reason to be

Kim's_fan_4ever
Oct 3rd, 2011, 11:25 AM
I boo during the football matches because I don't like el Farsa (Barcelona)

:hearts:

matthias
Oct 3rd, 2011, 06:58 PM
^ If I'd earn as much as they do I'd not complain if some urine bag hits me, not to mention booing :happy:

well, they used them not for the players, they used them to hit the supporters from the other team :help:

Halardfan
Oct 3rd, 2011, 07:04 PM
It depends on the traditions of the sport...it's wrong in golf, but certainly not wrong in football (soccer).

Wayne Rooney's every touch demands to be booed!

pov
Oct 3rd, 2011, 07:08 PM
For me it depends. Generally I think it's stupid. As long as the opponent(s) is playing/behaving in a sportsmanlike manner I can't see the sense in booing them.

Petkorazzi
Oct 3rd, 2011, 07:32 PM
I think it's ok :shrug: that's the whole advantage of playing in front of your crowd anyway... if you have an emotioneless crowd then you lose the whole advantage...

tennismaster8820
Oct 3rd, 2011, 07:36 PM
I chose option Rude/unfrair/unrespectful cause I do believe so in general.
But as many have said it, it depends what sport we are discussing.

gc-spurs
Oct 4th, 2011, 03:37 AM
You all need to get over it...it's weird...and a little obsessive.

No, it's funny and Quadey can take it. Or not :oh:, whatever. But he'll get it as long as he keeps up hit off ball hits on McCaw.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 4th, 2011, 08:20 AM
Balkan has the best fans in the world, Gravediggers :hearts:

npdIe_5L_34

Vile Balkan Peasants :hearts: though, the footage, you have provided, is way too softcore, I mean there ain't any blood involved nor some exciting melee :tears:

Dani12
Oct 4th, 2011, 08:25 AM
No, it's funny and Quadey can take it. Or not :oh:, whatever. But he'll get it as long as he keeps up hit off ball hits on McCaw.

You say that like Richie didn't get his own too :lol: But whatever, be disrepectful if that's how you roll.

Barrie_Dude
Oct 4th, 2011, 07:22 PM
The French people are the worst.:oh:For Sure! :happy:

Ferg
Oct 4th, 2011, 09:10 PM
No, it's funny and Quadey can take it. Or not :oh:, whatever. But he'll get it as long as he keeps up hit off ball hits on McCaw.

I presume you enjoyed this :oh:

2-PMqnmeynE

Malkmus_
Oct 5th, 2011, 12:48 AM
I do it during football, I guess it's more accepted there though. If it's like an ex-player returning or someone who regularly dives or if that player is a complete numpty, it generally happens every game. Sometimes it can be used as a mark of respect in an odd way, because it shows a fear in that player.

Rocketta
Oct 5th, 2011, 01:51 AM
In the USA it's mandatory in basketball games.... you have to throw off the opposing teams when shooting free throws that's your job as the fan...

I guess I wouldn't boo if I was watching an elementary school game but that would only be because they are children and I'm not... but I'm sure the kids would be booing.

Heck when I was in high school, they use to sing a cheer of 'Crybaby' when the opposing player was down and hurt...I mean it was done when it was clear it wasn't serious but under that scenario it was done every time. We would boo every time the opposing team came on the floor. :shrug:

It just is the way it's done. American Football they do boo but usually more directed at a player or when it's 3rd or 4th down.... trying to cause a mistake by the opposing team. That's half the fun of supporting your team if you ask me...

Individual sports are different, they have a different precedent except when they are playing Fed Cup or Davis Cup then everything should go as far as booing, imo.

gc-spurs
Oct 5th, 2011, 02:00 AM
You say that like Richie didn't get his own too :lol: But whatever, be disrepectful if that's how you roll.

I say that knowing McCaw didn't knee him in the HEAD. Even Aussie articles criticised it and said he was freaking lucky to not be banned a game. Everyone knows Quade Coopers does that shit to try and get a retaliation for a penalty fully aware of what he's doing.

I presume you enjoyed this :oh:

2-PMqnmeynE

You presume correctly.