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I guess not all Flyers fans are jerks...

Postby tfrizz on Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:22 pm

A touching story in Kerry Fraser's blog today on TSN.ca.

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.


:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: I guess not all Flyers fans are jerks...

Postby Rylan on Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:59 pm

That's beyond awesome.
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Re: I guess not all Flyers fans are jerks...

Postby canaan on Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:17 pm

unemployed and buying hockey jerseys...sounds american enough.
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Re: I guess not all Flyers fans are jerks...

Postby PghSkins on Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:25 pm

canaan wrote:unemployed and buying hockey jerseys...sounds american enough.


If he's working out of the Ironworkers hall, "unemployed" could just mean not on a job at the moment.

Affording hockey tickets and a replica jersey makes me think his prospects are not what meets the standard definition of "unemployed."

Although in today's world who knows....
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Postby pugilist13 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:09 pm

Awesome!
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Re: I guess not all Flyers fans are jerks...

Postby mac5155 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:20 pm

PghSkins wrote:
canaan wrote:unemployed and buying hockey jerseys...sounds american enough.


If he's working out of the Ironworkers hall, "unemployed" could just mean not on a job at the moment.

Affording hockey tickets and a replica jersey makes me think his prospects are not what meets the standard definition of "unemployed."

Although in today's world who knows....


Probably pulling the max in UC.

Cool story, nonetheless
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Postby profpolisci on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:36 pm

Thanks tfrizz
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Re: I guess not all Flyers fans are jerks...

Postby DelPen on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:23 am

The tickets were a gift.
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Re: I guess not all Flyers fans are jerks...

Postby TheGhostofGoulet on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:52 am

I bet Fraser tossed that fan for not having the jersey tied down.
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Re: I guess not all Flyers fans are jerks...

Postby FallenHero96 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:05 am

Every now and then a story like this comes along and gives me hope for humanity, but then soon after reality sets in again.
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Re: I guess not all Flyers fans are jerks...

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:21 am

About time for someone to vomit on a cop's daughter.
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Re: I guess not all Flyers fans are jerks...

Postby The Snapshot on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:20 pm

I blame Obama.
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Re: I guess not all Flyers fans are jerks...

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:16 pm

Before we get too excited here, it was a Flyers jersey after all.
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Re: I guess not all Flyers fans are jerks...

Postby Pens Fan Since 1970 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:52 pm

The individual is a Pens fan. He was only wearing the Flyers jersey because he lost the playoff bet from last season to his Flyer friend and had to wear it to the next Pens/Flyers contest. Needless to say, his friend isn't pleased the dude gave his prized Giroux jersey away.
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Re: I guess not all Flyers fans are jerks...

Postby marek on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:51 pm

Another story as fictional as Rocky.
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Re: I guess not all Flyers fans are jerks...

Postby CERV96 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:24 am

LOL @ the last two posts. Good story though.
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Re: I guess not all Flyers fans are jerks...

Postby Pitt87 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:49 am

PghSkins wrote:
canaan wrote:unemployed and buying hockey jerseys...sounds american enough.


If he's working out of the Ironworkers hall, "unemployed" could just mean not on a job at the moment.

Affording hockey tickets and a replica jersey makes me think his prospects are not what meets the standard definition of "unemployed."

Although in today's world who knows....


Better story to say 'unemployed' as opposed to 'no-show jobber'...

In either case, good for him; not enough good deeds recognized these days.
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