Worldwide goodwill, sportsmanship fly out the window
Sporting News MLB reports on the riotous baseball brawl that took place earlier this afternoon at Phoenix’ Chase Field. The vicious fight involved several players — and even fans — as the melee erupted in the ninth inning of Canada’s 10-3 clobber of Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.
The event was reminiscent of the June 2011 melee, as Mexican fans — most of whom resided in America — jeered the U.S. team and chanted obscenities at the goalkeeper, as they blared air horns and bounced beach balls during the playing of our national anthem at the Gold Cup Final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The U.S. team was roundly booed as a vast majority of attendees supported Mexico in the U.S.-Mexico soccer match. It was regarded as a Mexican “home game” held on U.S. soil.
The attendance of 93,420 was the largest for a Gold Cup game in the United States. Shamefully, the entire post-match ceremony was conducted in Spanish. The U.K. Daily Mail’s incredulous report on that pathetic event can be read here. Be sure to scroll through the shocking photos.