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by Alanah McGinley on 05/15/08 at 12:13 PM ET
From Jef Feeley and Dawn McCarty at Bloomberg.com,
Flyers fans may be plotting their revenge, said Chris Young, 23, a native of the Philadelphia suburbs who now works in Pittsburgh. One possibility is putting an orange-and-black Flyers jersey on the statue of Roberto Clemente, the late Hall of Fame outfielder for Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates, he said.
Fans on Internet sites have picked up the call, and are urging Flyers boosters in western Pennsylvania to mount an all- out jersey assault on the Clemente statue, which stands in front of the Pirates’ PNC Bank Park.
Young said he won’t participate in the high jinks himself because of Penguin fans’ reputation. It’s safer to watch the playoffs at home than in a bar, he said.
“I don’t have the courage to go and watch with all those belligerent Penguins fans,’’ Young said.
and more hockey fan chicanery between Pittsburgh and Philly
Update 12:47pm ET: On the same theme, there’s also a little chicanery from the players…
Some Pittsburgh Penguins taunting some Philly fans:
*hat tip to a KK reader for the video; go here for more about the video, from Greg Wyshynski at Yahoo! Sports
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