Fan must learn etiquette
This is in response to the letter from Catherine Combres in the March 8 Western News. Although it is rude to swear at people to get your point across, the gentlemen who were swearing at you at the Vees game had every right to be angry with you. They probably didn’t realize that you were from Europe and unaware of proper manners at a hockey game, but it is extremely rude to get up during play and leave, blocking true fans’ view of the play. Next time you wish to leave a hockey game before it is over, wait for the whistle. A stop in play is the proper time to leave if you must.
Would you get up 10 minutes before a play ended, or a speech, or a concert? Maybe, but that would also be rude. I wouldn’t swear at you for doing it, at least not out loud, but I understand why some might and maybe now you do too.