Who knew - there actually are classy Flyers fans

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    Who knew - there actually are classy Flyers fans

    Kerry Fraser's column is back, and he started it with an article about snow jobs.

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=414132

    But what really got me, like brought a tear to my eye got me, was at the end of the article. To save you from checking the link, here's the excerpt. Fraser witnessed this when he was at the Flyers home opener the other day. Great human being.

     

     

    Here's a must-share story I witnessed firsthand at the game which demonstrates the true heart of a hockey fan. At the end of the first period, a 32-year-old unemployed iron worker from the Atlantic City Union exited the complimentary seat he was given and was about to enter the concourse area.

    Wearing the "Giroux" captain's jersey the fan purchased that very morning in hopes of getting it signed by his favourite player someday was a dead giveaway as to his team loyalty. This hockey fan was about to walk past a mother and her little girl (age 5) when he noticed that the child was wearing a surgical mask over her mouth. 

    The absence of hair on her little head along with her look was an indication that the child was a cancer patient. The blue collar fan then paused and asked the little girl if she was a Claude Giroux fan? As the child nodded he removed the brand new Giroux jersey, handed it to the little girl and said, "You are an angel and I would like to give this jersey to you."

    The little girl beamed with excitement and commented to her mother that the jersey had the new "C" on the front. The good Samaritan Flyers fan simply walked away with a tear in his eye. The name of the fan is being withheld at his request because like most acts of kindness, he did not want to bring attention to himself. I felt the need to bring attention to the act of one terrific hockey fan and human being.

    Event such as these demonstrate why hockey fans are the greatest fans in the world and make me so proud to be part of the game. Welcome back hockey fans.  You are truly the GREATEST. 

     

     

     
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    That's a great story.

     
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    Then he found out the kid's mother was a Pens fan and punched her in the face.  

    And they lived happily ever after.  

    The end.

     
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    In response to BadHabitude's comment:

    Then he found out the kid's mother was a Pens fan and punched her in the face.  

    And they lived happily ever after.  

    The end.



    LOL. I was drinking coffee when I read that and it went up my nose. Ow.

     
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    This has nothing to do wth "hockey fans".  This is just a really good guy.

     
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    very much agreed NAS.

     
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    I can count on one thing!

    BadHab, you ALWAYS bring a tear to my eye ... in laughter

     

     
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    Oh red it shows that you are a little canadian girl from Winnipeg !!

     

     

     
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    In response to StanleyCuptotheBruinsin2011's comment:

    Oh red it shows that you are a little canadian girl from Winnipeg !!

     

     



    And that response just shows you're a pr!ck. What did that even mean?

     
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    In response to red75's comment:

    In response to StanleyCuptotheBruinsin2011's comment:

     

    Oh red it shows that you are a little canadian girl from Winnipeg !!

     

     

     



    And that response just shows you're a pr!ck. What did that even mean?

     



    What is offensive about being called a "little Canadian girl"?

     
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    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:

    In response to red75's comment:

     

    In response to StanleyCuptotheBruinsin2011's comment:

     

    Oh red it shows that you are a little canadian girl from Winnipeg !!

     

     

     



    And that response just shows you're a pr!ck. What did that even mean?

     

     



    What is offensive about being called a "little Canadian girl"?

     



    Maybe it's the "from Winnipeg" part.

     
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    In response to red75's comment:

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    Then he found out the kid's mother was a Pens fan and punched her in the face.  

    And they lived happily ever after.  

    The end.

    That makes two of us! LOL



    LOL. I was drinking coffee when I read that and it went up my nose. Ow.

     




     
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    Great heart warming story love to read them. Does not change the fact that I hate the Flyers and I don't think they are a classy organization with the face of the franchise being Bobby Clarke.

     
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    Re: Who knew - there actually are classy Flyers fans

    Correction red...it should be fan, as in singular. He's it as far as anyone knows and some people are dubious of the story. He's the bigfoot/loch ness monster of philly sports fans. There is one blurry segment of security tape showing a guy pulling an orange sweater over his head in the vicintity of a little kid. I believe it's going to be on Unsolved Mysteriens in the Spring :P

     

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