Friday, March 21, 2008

Gay hockey fans uncomfortable at the Garden

A really interesting (and worrying) read from the NYT. I think we are pretty lucky at the VC to not have a lot of garbage like what is written below (at least that I hear):

During the final 10 minutes of many Rangers home games, the spotlights focus on Section 407 as Larry Goodman, a longtime season-ticket holder, pumps up the crowd with a goofy dance.

As Goodman’s routine is broadcast on the giant monitors above the ice, a familiar chant picks up momentum. “Ho-mo Lar-ry!” the crowd shouts. “Ho-mo Lar-ry!”

The chant is one example of what several gay hockey fans describe as a toxic atmosphere during Rangers games and that Madison Square Garden, which owns the team, is not doing nearly enough to address their concerns.

And if you think calling someone a homo is a good way to communicate, you are an idiot. Ahem, Rangers fans.

Tip to Nicole for the heads up.

3 comments:

Teka said...

Pft. You're way behind the times.. I broke that at like 10 thismorning :-)

DCSportsChick said...

I think what disturbed me more were the comments from Rangers fans on the entry- that they think it's acceptable. Just wrong.

Tracy said...

Homo Larry? Really? Man, you'd think that if you were going to rip on someone you'd at least be more clever about it. Good grief our world.