No no no, you guys don't understand.
The people complaining are all Southsiders themselves. These are guys who've been watching the 'Caps since the old Swanguard days, standing in the original Southside on the grass and on those rickety bleachers.
These aren't a bunch of uninformed tourists who just showed up and weren't happy about it.
There's been an ongoing thing between some people in the section for a multitude of reasons I don't really want to get into.
I think it was a great gesture to have the banners and to show support for our ladies, but like I said earlier, before the match, and during half-time would have been just as effective without being inconsiderate. Doing it in the 12th minute singles out Sinclair (who obviously put the team on her back), belittles the performance of the team as a whole, and disrupts the viewing of the game for a lot of people.
Don't get me wrong, I think it was a great way to show support, but again, I think it could have been executed better.
Ah, gotcha. Misunderstood, thought it was non-southsiders getting pissed about getting their view blocked.
And re:singling out Sinclair. I agree that the whole team deserves credit, but the Southsiders aren't the only ones that have singled out Sinclair. The media as a whole has made it sound like Sinclair did it all on her own. Completely disregarded really massive performances from the rest of the players.
This flag is a great touch though.
Edited by ckamo, 12 August 2012 - 04:33 PM.