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by Paul on 05/15/06 at 04:49 PM ET
Mayor Gonzales Expresses Disappointment in Sharks Fans' Disrespect to Canada Anthem- One of the great benefits of sports is when a community comes together in a common purpose and cheers their team in a spirit of good sportsmanship. I'm delighted that the San José Sharks have given the people of our community another reason to cheer this year with a successful season and their pursuit of the Stanley Cup in the NHL playoffs. This is why I must express my deep disappointment in the actions of some fans at yesterday's game in San José between the Sharks and the Edmonton Oilers when they booed during the playing of Canada's National Anthem.continued added 7:02pm, from the San Jose Sharks,
The San Jose Sharks organization does not condone the booing of any nation’s National Anthem under any circumstances. We were very surprised by the actions of a few fans prior to Game 5 on Sunday. Sharks fans have always been very respectful and there is no history of this type of behavior. A series of events unfolded during Game 4 in Edmonton that undoubtedly helped lead to the reaction in San Jose Sunday night. During the performance of The Star Spangled Banner prior to Game 4 in Edmonton (aired live and in its entirety by FSN Bay Area), the in-house video board showed a picture of San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton, to which some Edmonton fans began to boo.continued
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