More than any other sports fans in America, Philadelphia’s finest have a reputation for being rude.
The nadir of this bad sportsmanship came in an incident where they booed Santa Claus — but the fans may have hit a new low during Wednesday’s game.
During Wednesday night’s Flyers game against the visiting Canucks, a Hockey Fights Cancer commercial displayed on the jumbotron at Wells Fargo Center.
The ad (shown above) features, among others, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby, one of the most hated athletes in all of Philadelphia.
The fans booed relentlessly.
Of course they weren’t booing the anti-cancer commercial. They were booing Crosby.
But still …
Yahoo blogger Greg Wyshynski — better known as Puck Daddy — put together some of the best/worst twitter comments in his blog on this issue.
Among the highlights: “You know ur in philly when fans boo a hockey fights cancer video because crosbys in it.”