Hey guys, Just wondering what the overall take is on the acceptable response to national anthems of international teams is when they are playing in your home country? Here's a little background on the question: last month, a Canadian hockey team was playing in the US (as they are wont to do). At any of these 'international' games, both the US and Canadian anthems are sung. For some reason, this time, the Canadian anthem was loudly booed. Is this considered 'acceptable'? What about the fact that a dozen of the San Jose team were Canadian themselves: does this change anything? Anyway, it's been interesting to watch the evolution of the reaction from Canadian fans. Since that night, every game held in Canada has had the US anthem cheered, almost as much as the Canadian anthem is. A few games later, the anthem is still cheered, but now the guy that sings the anthems just holds out the microphone while the entire crowd sings the Canadian anthem themselves: to drown out any of the booing US fans. Just last night I saw the next change in the reaction: as of last night, I would say about 3/4 of the crowd sang the US anthem with the singer, before everyone cheered it then sang the Canadian anthem. I don't quite know where they can go from there, but it's quite funny to see how they do that, while the American fans have decided that booing the Canadian anthem is fun and so they just continue to do that... So yeah, my question: is it OK to boo another country's anthem? What about if a large portion of your team is from that country themselves?